Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Riverfront Stadium. Clemente's last game took place at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. The Pirates were playing the Reds in the playoffs. The game took place on October 3, 1972.
|Sadly, Roberto Clemente passed away on December 31, 1972. Clemente had boarded a plane filled with supplies to aid a country that had been damaged by an earthquake. Where was the plane going?||Roberto Clemente: The Legend
Nicaragua. Nicaragua had been the victim of a devastating earthquake. Clemente decided to help by sending himself to Nicaragua with supplies for the citizens. However, the plane was overloaded, and crashed shorty after after takeoff.
1960 and 1971. In the 1960 series, the Pirates played the New York Yankees in seven games. It was a crazy series, as the Yankees had out-hit and outscored the Pirates, and the Pirates still won in seven games. Clemente batted .310 in the series, getting at least one hit in every game. In 1971, Clemente, along with teammate Willie Stargell, led the Pirates to the World Series again, this time against the Baltimore Orioles. Clemente was the star, batting .414 en route to a World Series win and winning the World Series MVP award.
3,000. Clemente had exactly 3,000 hits in his career. His last was a double off pitcher Jon Matlack on September 30, 1972. The game was at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh against the New York Mets.
1966. He won the award with a .317 batting average, 29 home runs (a career high) and 119 RBIs (also a career high). This was the only MVP award Clemente would win, however, he had many other credentials. He won 12 Golden Glove awards (for defense), 4 batting crowns (for having the highest batting average), and made 12 All-Star Game appearances.
|During the offseason every winter, Clemente went to his home country to play in a winter baseball league. What was the name of the team he played for in the winter?||Roberto Clemente: The Legend
Santurce Crabbers. Clemente went home to Puerto Rico every winter to play for the Crabbers, where he was already considered a huge star.
April 17, 1955. He debuted in the first game of a double-header against the Brooklyn Dodgers wearing the uniform number 21. Clemente finished his season with a .255 batting average.
|In high school, Clemente was scouted to play on a softball team from Sello Rojo. Who was the man who scouted him?||Roberto Clemente: The Legend
Roberto Marin. Roberto Marin was a little known softball manager in Puerto Rico. Melchor Clemente was Roberto Clemente's father. Matty Alou and Monte Irvin were both famous hispanic baseball players.
Carolina, Puerto Rico. His birthplace is often listed as San Juan, Puerto Rico, which is not far off from Carolina.