Roberto Clemente Jr. Carries On Father’s Legacy

At a recent global sports conference at Westminster College, speaker Roberto Clemente Jr. conveyed stories about his father’s impact on baseball and the world in general. Roberto Sr., the former Pittsburgh Pirate Hall of Famer, was also a noted humanitarian, dying in a plane crash on December 31, 1972, delivering supplies to an earthquake-striken Nicaragua.

Roberto Jr. pursued a baseball career himself, as he was an outfielder/first baseman in the Phillies and Padres organization during 1984-1986. His brother, Luis, was signed by the Pirates organization and played only one season of professional baseball in 1985.

See link below for a story about Roberto Clemente Jr. in the Fulton Sun:


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