Recalling a Hero: Roberto Clemente Walker: Puerto Rican professional baseball player. Major League Baseball right fielder, played 18 seasons for Pittsburgh Pirates (1955 through 1972). Wikipedia https://www.rebelmouse.com/TookTheCollar/

Recalling a Hero: Roberto Clemente Walker: Puerto Rican professional baseball player. Major League Baseball right fielder, played 18 seasons for Pittsburgh Pirates (1955 through 1972). Wikipedia https://www.rebelmouse.com/TookTheCollar/

"I want to be remembered as a ballplayer who gave all I had to give." -Roberto Clemente

"I want to be remembered as a ballplayer who gave all I had to give." -Roberto Clemente

One of Puerto Rico's finest, Roberto Clemente. A true humanitarian...and a great baseball player who died bringing a plane full of aid goods to central America in 1972. He won the world series MVP award in 1971.

One of Puerto Rico's finest, Roberto Clemente. A true humanitarian...and a great baseball player who died bringing a plane full of aid goods to central America in 1972. He won the world series MVP award in 1971.

Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh Pirates, 1971 Topps (another classic from the beautiful '71 set)

Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh Pirates, 1971 Topps (another classic from the beautiful '71 set)

Baseball legend Roberto Clemente  was killed tragically in a plane crash on December 31, 1972 while traveling to Nicaragua to provide aid to earthquake victims

Baseball legend Roberto Clemente was killed tragically in a plane crash on December 31, 1972 while traveling to Nicaragua to provide aid to earthquake victims

Roberto Clemente waits on deck during a Pirates game against the Chicago Cubs on May 23, 1967 at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. A 12-time All-Star who also won 12 Gold Gloves, two World Series titles, four batting titles and the 1966 NL MVP award, Clemente was born 81 years ago today. (Walter Iooss Jr. for SI) GALLERY: Classic SI Photos of Roberto Clemente   Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente waits on deck during a Pirates game against the Chicago Cubs on May 23, 1967 at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. A 12-time All-Star who also won 12 Gold Gloves, two World Series titles, four batting titles and the 1966 NL MVP award, Clemente was born 81 years ago today. (Walter Iooss Jr. for SI) GALLERY: Classic SI Photos of Roberto Clemente Roberto Clemente

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