Looking at the year after Roberto Clemente’s 1966 MVP season and think the numbers are even better. Saying that he finished after Tim McCarver and Orlando Cepeda 1967G: 147R: 105H: 2092B: 263B: 10HR: 23RBI: 110SB: 9BA: .357OBP: .400
Roberto Clemente One of the greatest baseball players of all-time BUT bigger than that, Clemente was a humanitarian and provider for his people in his homeland of Puerto Rico and other countries in Latin America.
Clemente died in plane crash on December 31, 1972, while attempting to deliver aide to earthquake survivors in Nicaragua.
Pirates rookie Roberto Clemente has three spinal discs jarred when he is broadsided by a drunk driver, who runs a red light traveling at 60 mph. The car accident will cause the 21-year-old outfielder to have recurrent lower back pain for the remainder of his career.
In a game which features six home runs, Reggie Jackson crushes a fourth-inning Dock Ellis pitch off the power generator located on the Tiger Stadium right-field roof 520 feet from home plate. All the players who homer in the game — Johnny Bench, Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Frank Robinson, Harmon Killebrew, and Jackson — will become members of the Hall of Fame.