Letter from Former State Senator John M. Walker to United States Senator Hugh Scott

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Letter from Former State Senator John M. Walker to United States Senator Hugh Scott

Letter from Former State Senator John M. Walker to United States Senator Hugh Scott

1959

This is a letter from former State Senator John M. Walker to United States Senator Hugh Scott, requesting assistance in getting an early release for Roberto Clemente Walker for the 1959 baseball season.

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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 ...