On this day, 84 years ago, Roberto Clemente one of the greatest athletes and people in Pittsburgh sports history was born in Puerto Rico. Clemente's prowess on the baseball diamond led him to North America to compete in the Majors. After a summer in Montreal, Clemente signed with the @pittsburghpirates
in November of 1954, and over the next 18 seasons, No. 21 would captivate a city with his play on the field as well as his philanthropist work in Pittsburgh and in his home country.
Along with Hank Aaron and Willie Mayes, Clemente was one of the greatest players during one of baseball's golden ages. Clemente was a 15-time @mlb
All-Star, 12-time Gold Glove award winner, 4-time National League batting Champion, 2-Time World Series Champion, a National League and World Series MVP. ⚾️
Clemente died in an aviation accident while flying to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua on New Years Eve in 1972.
While he's no longer with us, Clemente's passion and spirit have embodied #Pittsburgh
sports. Pittsburghers want their sports heroes to be hard working, blue-collar people that put team above individual success. And during this process, they act with dignity and class while embracing the city's old fashioned values. Today, the city still honors Roberto Clemente through the Clemente Museum located on 3339 Penn Ave, and is dedicated to preserving his legacy.
The Executive Director of The Clemente Museum, Duane Rieder talks about the legacy of Roberto Clemente in the short film “Remembering Roberto” 🎥Video Courtesy of @mlb
Watch it on Youtube 📺
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