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Juan Bobo History Lesson:

Roberto C lemente

Roberto Clemente was born Carolina, Puerto Rico. As a child he worked next to his father, loading and unloading trucks in the sugar cane fields. But he loved to play baseball, and became one of the greatest outfielders of all time.

Clemente played with only one team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, throughout his entire career (1955 through 1972). He was the National League MVP in 1966, a National League All-Star for twelve seasons, received 12 Gold Glove Awards, and led the National League in batting average four times. In 1972, Clemente got his 3,000th major league hit.                               

On December 31, 1972, while en route to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua, Clemente died in an airplane crash. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame almost immediately in 1973, becoming the first Latino ever selected and one of only two Hall of Fame members for whom the mandatory five-year waiting period had been waived, the other being Lou Gehrig.

Roberto Clemente was one of the great ones. Here is a video of his 3,000th career hit:

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