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Today in Latin American History

Puerto Rican Baseball Player Roberto Clemente was Born in 1934

Puerto Rican Baseball Player Roberto Clemente was Born in 1934

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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.

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