Roberto Clemente Day celebration around MLB

Nathalie Alonso

By Nathalie Alonso www.mlb.com For 50 years, Roberto Clemente’s legacy has been largely defined by the final act of his life. When the plane he chartered to deliver supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua crashed off the coast of his native Puerto Rico shortly after takeoff on New Year’s Eve […]

Roberto Clemente greatest moments

Nathalie Alonso

By Nathalie Alonso www.mlb.com A version of this story was originally published on Dec. 31, 2021. Roberto Clemente made his Major League debut on April 17, 1955, batting third and playing right field for the Pirates in the first game of a doubleheader against the Dodgers. In his first at-bat, […]

Puerto Rican artists honor Roberto Clemente

Nathalie Alonso

By Nathalie Alonso www.mlb.com NEW YORK — It’s been 50 years since a plane accident took Roberto Clemente’s life as the Pirates’ All-Star right fielder attempted to deliver supplies to Nicaragua in the wake of a devastating earthquake. Yet time has done little to erode Clemente’s legacy, which is one […]

Puerto Rican artists honor Roberto Clemente

Nathalie Alonso

By Nathalie Alonso www.mlb.com NEW YORK — It’s been 50 years since a plane accident took Roberto Clemente’s life as the Pirates’ All-Star right fielder attempted to deliver supplies to Nicaragua in the wake of a devastating earthquake. Yet time has done little to erode Clemente’s legacy, which is one […]

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