Roberto Clemente Dies in Tragic Plane Crash off San Juan, Puerto Rico

A tragic plane crash took the life of baseball great Roberto Clemente on December 14, 1972.  It ended the brilliant baseball career of a player who was one of the game’s all-time stars.  He was a magnificent outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1955 to 1972.  Clemente won the National League batting title four times (1961, 1964, 1965, and 1967), and was voted the league’s MVP in 1966.  He amassed exactly 3,000 hits, and had a career batting average of .317

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