Roberto Clemente scrapbook : scrapbook, [1973-1974].
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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 ...
The City of Pttsburgh's first nationally recognized professional baseball club was the Pittsburgh Alleghenies which joined the National League in 1887. The Alleghenies became the Pirates in 1891 when they were accused of "pirating" players from the rival American Association (later the American League). The name stuck. The Pirates participated in the first World Series in 1903 losing to the Boston Red Sox five games to three. The Pirates went on to win World Series titles in 1909, 1925, 1960, 19...