Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
"The Great One"
August 18, 1934, Roberto Walker Clemente is born in Barrio San Anton, Carolina in Puerto Rico.
October 9, 1952, Clemente signs with the Santurce Crabbers of the Puerto Rico League.
1954, Clemente plays for the Brooklyn Dodgers' Montreal farm team.
November 22, 1954, Clemente becomes the first draft choice of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
April 17, 1955, Clemente plays right field for the first time for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
1960 World Series, Clemente hits safely in all seven games.
1961, Clemente wins his first Batting Title with a .351 average.
1964, Clemente wins his second Batting Title with a .339 average.
1965, Clemente wins his third Batting Title with a .329 average.
1966, Clemente receives the National League Most Valuable Player Award.
1967, Clemente wins his fourth Batting Title with a .357 average.
1973 World Series, Clemente hits safely in all seven games and is named the Most Valuable Player.
September 30, 1972, Clemente collects his 3,000th hit.
December 31, 1972, Clemente dies in a plane
August 6, 1973, Roberto Walker Clemente is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic Americans • Sports.
Location. 40° 26.805′ N, 80° 0.247′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Federal Street and Three Rivers Heritage Trail, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 Federal St, Pittsburgh PA 15212, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "The Forks," 1984 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Allegheny City (about 400 feet away); "Piazza Lavoro" and "Mythic Source," 1984 (about 400 feet away); Allegheny Cotton Mill Strikes (about 400 feet away); "Pittsburgh Variations," 1984 (about 600 feet away); Roberto Clemente Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Stanley Mazeroski (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Baseball in Pittsburgh (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
Also see . . .
1. Roberto Clemente. Wikipedia article (Submitted on September 13, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
2. Additional photos from "The Great One"(Submitted on September 13, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 13, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.