Roberto Clemente Hall of Fame 1973

Roberto Clemente Walker's pride and humanitarianism won him universal admiration. Despite an unorthodox batting style, the Pirates' great won four batting crowns and amassed 3,000 hits.

Roberto Clemente was brilliant in right field, where he displayed a precise and powerful arm. Clemente earned National League MVP honors in 1966, but achieved his greatest fame in the 1971 World Series, when he batted .414. Tragically, Clemente's life ended at age 38 — the victim of a plane crash while flying relief supplies to Nicaraguan earthquake victims. Roberto Clemente earned 12 consecutive Gold Glove Awards outfield.

Born: August 18, 1934, Carolina, Puerto Rico

Died: December 31, 1972, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Batted: right
Threw: right
Played for: Pittsburgh Pirates
Elected to Hall of Fame by BBWAA Special Election: 1973
393 votes of 424 ballots cast: 92.69%