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us: Clemente, Roberto, 1934-1972


  • [Individual was a World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame inductee and a Baseball Hall of Fame inductee.]
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    • Clemente Walker
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    • us: Clemente Walker, Roberto, 1934-1972
    • us: Walker, Roberto Clemente, 1934-1972
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    • found: Roberto Clemente, 1968.
    • found: The story of Roberto Clemente ... 1995: CIP p. 5 (Roberto Walker Clemente, b. Aug. 18, 1934, Carolina, P.R.)
    • found: Clemente! 2001: p. xiv, etc. (Roberto Clemente Walker; b. Aug. 18, 1934; d. Dec. 31, 1972; in U.S. "Walker" was incorr. used as his middle name, it was actually his second surname)
    • found: National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum website, 21 Sept. 2012: Roberto Clemente entry (Roberto Clemente Walker; b. Aug. 18, 1934, Carolina, Puerto Rico; d. Dec. 31, 1972, San Juan, Puerto Rico, aged 38; elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers in 1973) {http://baseballhall.org/hof/clemente-roberto}
    • found: Wikipedia, Sept. 30, 2013 (Roberto Clemente Walker; born August 18, 1934 in Carolina, Puerto Rico; died December 31, 1972; professional baseball player. He was a Major League Baseball right fielder who played 18 seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1955 through 1972. He was a National League, Most Valuable Player once, All-Star twelve times (15 games), batting champion four times, and Gold Glove winner twelve times. In 1972, Clemente got his 3,000th major league hit; He died in an aviation accident on December 31, 1972, while en route to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua) {http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberto_Clemente}
    • found: Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century, accessed June 13, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Clemente, Roberto; Roberto Clemente Walker; baseball player; born 18 August, 1934 in Carolina, Puerto Rico; graduated from high school (1953); became a baseball player for Montreal Royals, Dodgers affiliate in the minors (1953), Brooklyn Dodgers (1954); played for Pittsburgh Pirates (1955-1972); started his project Sports City in his hometown Carolina; collected supplies to help Managua, Nicaragua, leveled by an earthquake, his plane crashed; was 12-time National League all-star, batted .311 or higher in 13 seasons and won 4 National League batting titles, was the National League most valuable player (MVP) (1966), the World Series MVP (1971), and the eleventh major league player to record three thousand hits, became the first Hispanic player inducted into the Hall of Fame (1973), was inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame for his charitable work (1995); died 31 December,1972 in a plane crash near San Juan, Puerto Rico)
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    • [Individual was a World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame inductee and a Baseball Hall of Fame inductee.]
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