Happy Baseball Birthday! to the late Roberto Clemente!
Roberto Walker Clemente was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico, on August 18, 1934.
Clemente left us much, much, to early, passing away at the age of 38 in a plane crash on New Year's Eve 1972, while sending aid to earthquake ravaged Nicaragua.
If you haven't read a book on the Pirates Hall of Fame right fielder, I suggest Clemente, by David Maraniss.
I simply loved the book, couldn't put it down, just tremendous
I also chose Clemente's 1971 Topps card, my favorite of all his baseball cards, to post for his 80th Birthday.
Today we send out a special Happy Baseball Birthday to the great Roberto Clemente!