Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Remembering the legacy of Roberto Clemente

Today, August 18, 2015 Roberto Clemente would have turned 81. The Pittsburgh Pirates baseball great died tragically in an airplane crash on New Year's eve of 1972. He was on the plane headed to help Nicaraguan earthquake victims.

Photo by Pittsburghmagazine.com from Wikipedia.

He was a 2-time World Series Champion and the MVP of the 1971 World Series. Clemente was a 15 time All-Star and a 12-time Gold Glove winner. In 1966 he was named the National League MVP. His career span 1955-1972.

Highlights from game six of one of his World Series...

Here is a tribute to the great outfielder who won four batting titles...

The Hall of Fame player was great on the field which allowed him to be greater off the field. His charities involvements allowed him to get recognized after his death with a Congressional Gold Medal, Presidential Citizens Medal and Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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