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We remember that Roberto Clemente was born on this day in 1934

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We remember that Roberto Clemente was born on this day in 1934.   He died tragically in 1972.   

Put me down as one of those kids who checked the box scores daily to keep up with Clemente’s batting statistics.  

His stats were awesome:   a .317 career batting average, 3000 hits, 240 HRs and 1305 RBI.   

Was he the greatest Latin player?  I would say yes, with all due to respect to others already in the Hall of Fame.    His greatest contribution is that he opened the door for so many Latins.

Clemente won 4 batting titles:  1961, 1964, 1965 & 1967.     

Sporting News ranked Clemente at # 20 among the 100 greatest players of all time.

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Written by scantojr

August 18, 2016 at 8:00 am

Posted in Baseball Hall of Fame

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