Clemente, Roberto, 1934-1972

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Roberto Clemente was born in Puerto Rico on August 18, 1934. He relocated to the mainland United States in 1954 after playing two years of Puerto Rican baseball. After a short stint with the Montreal Royals, he was singed by the Pittsburgh Pirates. While on the Pirates he experienced racism from teammates and media. In 1958, Clemente joined the United States Marine Corps Reserve; he was a private first class in the Marine Corps Reserve until September 1964. While on a charity mission to deliver aid to Nicaragua after an earthquake, the plane Clemente was on crashed on December 31, 1972. Since 1971, Major League Baseball has presented the Roberto Clemente Award every year to a player with outstanding baseball playing skills who is personally involved in community work.
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referencedIn Branch Rickey Papers, 1890-1969, (bulk 1936-1965) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Rickey, Branch, 1881-1965. Branch Rickey papers, 1890-1969 (bulk 1936-1965) Library of Congress
referencedIn HOF Stamp Collection : stamps. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
referencedIn Hank Aaron 1934 - . Hank Aaron Scrapbooks : scrapbooks, 1958 - 1974. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Executive Office Building tape number 393 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 829 Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn [Player File : Clemente, Roberto, 1956- / compiled by the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library, Cooperstown, N.Y.]. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
creatorOf Catelinet, Philip B. March, The patriot / Philip Catelinet. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main (Oakland)
referencedIn Report, 1952, November 6. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. White House telephone tape number 35 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Guide to the Daily Worker and Daily World Photographs Collection, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 832 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 917 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Name/Subject File, 1969-74: Clemente, Roberto--Statement Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn Roberto Clemente scrapbook : scrapbook, [1973-1974]. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
referencedIn Conversation with Roberto Clemente recording, October 8, 1972 [sound recording]. University of Pittsburgh
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referencedIn Letter from Brigadier General A. Larson to United States Senator Hugh Scott National Archives at St. Louis
referencedIn Official Military Personnel File of Roberto C. Walker (Roberto Clemente) National Archives at St. Louis
referencedIn Military and Civilian Occupational Specialties and Education Form for Roberto Clemente Walker National Archives at St. Louis
referencedIn Official Military Personnel File for Roberto Clemente Walker National Archives at St. Louis
referencedIn Honorable Discharge National Archives at St. Louis
referencedIn Letter from Former State Senator John M. Walker to United States Senator Hugh Scott National Archives at St. Louis
referencedIn Service Record for Roberto Clemente Walker National Archives at St. Louis
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associatedWith Black, Joe, 1924- person
memberOf Brooklyn Dodgers (Baseball team) corporateBody
associatedWith Catelinet, Philip B. person
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Hank Aaron 1934 - . person
associatedWith Lasorda, Tommy person
memberOf Montreal Royals (Baseball team) corporateBody
memberOf Pittsburgh Pirates (Baseball team) corporateBody
associatedWith Rickey, Branch, 1881-1965. person
associatedWith Scott, Hugh, 1900-1994 person
memberOf United States. Marine Corps corporateBody
memberOf United States. Marine Corps Reserve corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Puerto Rico 00 PR
San Juan 127 PR
United States 00 US
Carolina 031 PR
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Baseball--20th century
Puerto Rican Americans
World Series (Baseball)--History--20th century
Baseball--1960-1969
Baseball--Awards
World series (Baseball)
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Baseball players
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Birth 1934-08-18

Death 1972-12-31

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Americans,

Puerto Ricans

English

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