Roberto Clemente

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Born Roberto Clemente Walker on August 18, 1934, Clemente played with the Brooklyn Dodgers' minor league team before making his major league apperince with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1955.The son of a sugarcane worker, Roberto Clemente began his professional baseball career just after finishing high school.e signed a deal with the Brooklyn Dodgers and played with their minor league team, the Montreal Royals, for a season. The next year he went to play for the Pittsburgh Pirates and made his major league appernice in 1955.

Roberto Clemente's life and date of death

Off the field, Clemente was described as a quiet gentleman. He was proud of his Puerto Rican heritage and stood up for minority rights. Clemente married Vera Zabala in 1963, and they had three sons. He died in a plane crash on December 31, 1972, on his way to bring much needed supplies to survivors of an earthquake in Nicaragua. The next year he was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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