Roberto Clemente was a Puerto Rican professional baseball right fielder and social worker who is known for his stint with the Pittsburgh Pirates during which he played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB).
He was born on August 18, 1934.
At the age of 38, he died in a Douglas DC-7 cargo plane crash in Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico on December 31, 1972.
Girlfriend / Spouse
Roberto Clemente had dated –
- Vera Zabala (1964-1972) – He married philanthropist, Vera Zabala, on November 14, 1964, at San Fernando Church in Carolina. The duo was blessed with 3 sons – Roberto Jr. (b. 1965), Luis Roberto (b. 1966), and Roberto Enrique (b. 1969).
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Roberto Clemente Facts
- He got enlisted in the United States Marine Corps during the 1958-59 off-season and was inducted into the Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.
- In 1973, Roberto Clemente became the first Latin American and Caribbean player to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
- Major League Baseball has been presenting the Roberto Clemente Award every year since 1971 to athletes with outstanding baseball playing skills who are personally involved in community work.
- As his plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, Clemente’s body was never recovered.
- Roberto Clemente was good friends with Manny Sanguillén, a Panamanian former professional baseball player, who did not attend his funeral and, instead, dove into the waters where Clemente’s plane had crashed in an effort to find his teammate.
- Roberto Clemente has been an inspiration behind several projects including Chasing 3000 (a movie), DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story (a bilingual musical), Baseball’s Last Hero: 21 Clemente Stories (biographical sports film), Clemente: The Passion and grace of Baseball’s Last Hero (book by David Maraniss), and Roberto Clemente: A Video Tribute to One of Baseball’s Greatest Players and a True Humanitarian (documentary)
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Facts of Roberto Enrique Clemente Walker
- Gender Male
- full nameRoberto Enrique Clemente Walker
- nicknamesBob, Momen
- birthplaceBarrio San Antón, Carolina, Puerto Rico
- Date of Birth August 18, 1934
- Age 87 years 3 months
- Horoscope Leo
- Lucky Number 7
- Lucky Stone Ruby
- Lucky Color Gold
- Best Match for Marriage Sagittarius, Gemini, Aries
- ethnicity / ethnic backgroundAfrican-Puerto Rican
- nationalityPuerto Rican
- net worth$300 thousand
- professionProfessional Baseball Player, Social Worker
- weight77 kg or 169.5 lbs
- height5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
- hair colorBlack
- eye colorDark Brown
- body type / buildAthletic
- high schoolJulio Vizcarrondo Coronado High School
- motherLuisa Walker
- fatherMelchor Clemente