ROBERTO CLEMENTE

BIOGRAPHY: He was born in the San Antón neighborhood of the City of Carolina in Puerto Rico. His parents were Melchor Clemente - who worked on a sugar plantation - and Luisa Walker; Both also managed a store and a sale of meat products. Roberto was the youngest of the seven brothers.

INFANCE: Pittsburgh Pirates was a mediocre team that had finished with a balance of no less than 100 losses in the last three seasons before Clemente's debut. The Puerto Rican, in his first 5 years (1955-1959), had a solid offensive participation, Although in only one he reached a batting average of (1956) . In the 1960 season his team managed to take the World Series against the New York Yankees, which they defeated in seven games. Clemente had an outstanding participation to get a batting average of From that year, in full season, such average would never lower it of .300, except for one, that of 1968.

On the day of the admission ceremony, the "Roberto Clemente Prize" was awarded to those who carry out outstanding work in sports and community. In Puerto Rico was named athlete of the century, 5 and, since 2002, the Major Leagues instituted every September 18 as the "Day of Roberto Clemente."

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