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 right fielder who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Pittsburgh Pirates. After his early death, he was posthumously inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973, becoming both the first Caribbean and the first Latin-American player to be enshrined. Because he died at a young age and had such a stellar career, the Hall of Fame changed its rules of eligibility. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roberto Clemente has received more than 4,481,530 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Roberto Clemente is the 11th most popular baseball player (up from 13th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Puerto Rico (down from 7th in 2019) and the most popular Puerto Rican Baseball Player.

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Among baseball players, Roberto Clemente ranks 11 out of 70Before him are Sadaharu Oh, Hank Aaron, Cy Young, Ty Cobb, Ted Williams, and Mickey Mantle. After him are Yogi Berra, Ichiro Suzuki, Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax, Nolan Ryan, and Alex Rodriguez.

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Among people born in 1934, Roberto Clemente ranks 197Before him are Ellis Marsalis Jr., Uwe Johnson, Mikel Laboa, Paco Ibáñez, Frank País, and Maria Carta. After him are Darlene Conley, Ian Richardson, Shirley Jones, Carmelo Simeone, Susan George, and Pierre Barouh. Among people deceased in 1972, Roberto Clemente ranks 103Before him are Joseph Paul-Boncour, Joseph Cornell, Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Mahendra of Nepal, Leo G. Carroll, and Alfred Schmidt. After him are Ángel Romano, Antal Szabó, Deniz Gezmiş, Vladimir Durković, Max Aub, and Prince William of Gloucester.

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Among people born in Puerto Rico, Roberto Clemente ranks 14 out of 59Before him are Amaury Nolasco (1970), Héctor Lavoe (1946), Luis Guzmán (1956), Daddy Yankee (1977), Emiliano Mercado del Toro (1891), and Luis Fonsi (1978). After him are José Torres (1936), Ramón Emeterio Betances (1827), Luis Muñoz Marín (1898), Pedro Morales (1942), Don Omar (1978), and Luis Aponte Martínez (1922).


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