Roberto Clemente

1934 - 1972

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Roberto Enrique Clemente Walker (Spanish pronunciation: [roˈβeɾto enˈrike kleˈmente (ɣ)walˈkeɾ]; August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a Puerto Rican professional baseball player who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Pittsburgh Pirates, primarily as a right fielder. After his early and sudden death, the National Baseball Hall of Fame changed its rules so that a player who had been dead for at least six months would be eligible for entry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roberto Clemente has received more than 6,260,516 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Roberto Clemente is the 13th most popular baseball player (down from 12th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Puerto Rico (down from 12th in 2019) and the most popular Puerto Rican Baseball Player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 6.3M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 52.49

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.02

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.73

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Roberto Clementes by language

Over the past year Roberto Clemente has had the most page views in the with 783,483 views, followed by Spanish (106,974), and Japanese (55,949). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (132.40%), Catalan (118.03%), and Esperanto (97.67%)


Among baseball players, Roberto Clemente ranks 13 out of 91Before him are Cy Young, Reggie Jackson, Alexander Cartwright, Ty Cobb, Ted Williams, and Ichiro Suzuki. After him are Mickey Mantle, Barry Bonds, Willie Mays, Yogi Berra, Sandy Koufax, and Nolan Ryan.

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Among people born in 1934, Roberto Clemente ranks 215Before him are Vicar, Oleg Basilashvili, Kir Bulychev, Shirley Jones, Aram Tigran, and Uwe Johnson. After him are Lev Polugaevsky, Gennadiy Aygi, Fayza Ahmed, Juraj Herz, Francisco J. Ayala, and Richard Swinburne. Among people deceased in 1972, Roberto Clemente ranks 111Before him are Paul Grüninger, Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Ralph Craig, Oleksandr Korniychuk, Leo G. Carroll, and August Zaleski. After him are Friedrich Christiansen, Raúl Leoni, Bruce Cabot, Maximus V of Constantinople, Ennio Flaiano, and Robert Casadesus.

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In Puerto Rico

Among people born in Puerto Rico, Roberto Clemente ranks 13 out of 77Before him are José Ferrer (1912), Héctor Lavoe (1946), Luis Guzmán (1956), Emiliano Mercado del Toro (1891), Amaury Nolasco (1970), and Daddy Yankee (1977). After him are Luis Fonsi (1978), Roselyn Sánchez (1973), Manuel Goded Llopis (1882), Luis Miguel (1970), Osvaldo Ríos (1960), and Don Omar (1978).


Among baseball players born in Puerto Rico, Roberto Clemente ranks 1After him are Carlos Beltrán (1977).