#21 Roberto Clemente was born on this day in 1934. He was killed tragically in a plane crash while delivering relief supplies to earthquake striken Nicaragua on New Year’s Eve 1972.
Ten Notes About Roberto Clemente.
1. He had the strongest and most accurate arm of any outfielder I have ever seen.
2. He was the most exciting ballplayer I ever saw play. There were times when I was at a game I’d just watch him, constantly. I can still remember watching him just warming up, playing catch in front of the dugout before a game. Just the way the man moved was exciting.
3. It is often forgotten now but he was at times a controversial player in Pittsburgh. He missed games with injuries. He was the kind of person if asked how he was feeling would go on and on about all his injuries and illnesses. He…
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