Today in Latin American History
Puerto Rican Baseball Player Roberto Clemente was Born in 1934
Photo: Roberto Clemente
Today in Latin American history, Puerto Rican baseball player Roberto Clemente who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates was born in 1934.
He played 18 seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1955 through 1972.
He was a National League, Most Valuable Player once, All-Star twelve times, batting champion four times, and Gold Glove winner twelve times.
In 1972, Clemente got his 3,000th major league hit.
Clemente is the first Hispanic player to win a World Series as a starter, to receive an MVP Award, and to receive a World Series MVP Award.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas executed Camila O’Gorman & Ladislao Gutierrez in 1848
- Today in LatAm history, Chilean saint Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga who was a priest, lawyer, & social worker died in 1952
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine footballer Ricky Villa who was on the 1978 WorldCup winning team was born in 1952
- Today in LatAm history, former President of Mexico Felipe Calderon who was in office 2006-2012 was born in 1962
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine footballer Esteban Cambiasso who plays for the National team & Inter Milan was born in 1980
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine footballer César Delgado who played for the National team & Club de Futbol Monterrey Rayados was born in 1981
- Today in LatAm history, Costa Rican footballer Bryan Ruiz who plays for the National team & Fulham FC was born in 1985