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Roberto Clemente

Puerto Rican Baseball player
Born August 18, 1934, Carolina, Puerto Rico.
Died December 31, 1972.
Elected to the United States Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973.
Awards: NL MVP, 1966

(Very rough draft) Outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Perennial batting champion. Had one of the most powerful throwing arms of any outfielder. Hero in his native Puerto Rico. His last hit was number 3000 in his career.

Died in a plane crash while en route to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.

Link to Clemente's page on the Baseball Hall of Fame website (http://baseballhalloffame.org/hofers_and_honorees/hofer_bios/clemente_roberto.htm)

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