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For 18 years Roberto Clemente of Puerto Rico played for the Pittsburgh Pirates in right field and slowly he amazed the American public. He was the first Latino to play as a starter in the World Series in 1960. He won the National League MVP Award in 1966 and he won a World Series MVP Award in 1971. In 1972, he achieved a record 3000th hit several months before he died tragically in a plane crash as he traveled to bring emergency supplies for the victims of a Nicaraguan earthquake. Clemente entered the Baseball Hall of Fame posthumously in 1973. — Photo by: Walter Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated/Getty Images
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