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  1. Roberto Clemente By Evan Jurkovic

  2. Early Life

  3. Was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico • The youngest of seven siblings • Had to work to earn money by delivering milk • Took interest in baseball early on and often played • Was recruited by Roberto Marin to play with the SelloRoom team, a Puerto Rican team

  4. Career

  5. Offered a contract with the Santurce Crabbers • Was on starting lineup his second season • Moved to Montreal to play for The Montreal Royals • During playing for The Royals a scout for the Pirates saw him on the bench and discussed drafting him

  6. The Pittsburgh Pirates

  7. Started with the Pirates, April 17, 1955 • Did not have the best experience at first because of his race • Was in a car accident that injured his lower back, this caused him to miss several games

  8. The 1960 World Series

  9. Was against the New York Yankees • The series went into 7 games • Roberto batted a .314 • The Pirates won the world series • He felt he carried the team • Dick Groat won MVP

  10. The 1960’s

  11. Clemente served for the Marines • The training made him stronger and fixed his back problems • He led the league in RBI’s and batting average • In August he was inactive for 5 games due to a chin injury and had persistence pain in his back and arm • In 1961, he got his 1,000 hit

  12. Personal Life

  13. Met his future wife in a drugstore • Wife: Vera Zabala • Had 3 children, all boys: Enrique, Roberto,Jr., Luis

  14. Death of a Hero

  15. December 1972, a major earthquake hits Nicaragua • Roberto attempts to aid the survivors • Hired an old prop driven airplane for transportation of supplies • December 31, 1972 the airplane crashed into the sea, his body was never recovered • “Roberto died serving his fellow man. Our youth lose an idol. Our people lose one of they’re glories.”- Rafael Hernandez Colon, Governor of Puerto Rico

  16. Awards

  17. 12× All-Star selection (1960,1961,1962,1963,1964,1965,1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972) • 2× World Series champion (1960, 1971) • 12× Gold Gloves Award winner (1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972) • 1966 National League MVP • 1971 World Series MVP • 1971 Babe Ruth Award • Pittsburgh Pirates #21retired

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