Monday , December 6 2021

How Puerto Rican Baseball Icon Roberto Clemente Left a Legacy Off the Field

The first baseball player from Latin America to collect 3,000 hits, Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente won four batting crowns, 12 Gold Glove Awards and the 1966 National League Most Valuable Player Award during his iconic career. A 15-time All-Star, the Puerto Rico native led the Pittsburgh Pirates to two championships and was named Most Valuable Player of the 1971 World Series at the age of 37.

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The superstar outfielder dazzled fans with his powerful bat, fleet feet and rocket arm, but Clemente gained just as much acclaim off the diamond for his generous heart, charitable contributions and spirited fight for social and economic justice.

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