Roberto Clemente Jr. Carries on the Family Name

Roberto Clemente Jr. tried his hand at professional baseball, but was not fortunate to have a significant career as a player, as his Hall of Fame father did.

Roberto Jr. played for three seasons in the Phillies and Padres organizations during 1984 to 1986.  Roberto Sr. played for 18 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates before dying in a plane crash on New Year’s eve in 1972 at age 38, while participating in a earthquake relief effort in Nicaragua.

Roberto Jr. is now a broadcaster, businessman and curator of the Roberto Clemente Foundation.  He helped established the RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities) program in Pittsburgh.

Read more about Roberto Clemente Jr. at the link below from the Portland Tribune:

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