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Roberto Clemente - Chronology

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1934 Born August 18, in Carolina, Puerto Rico
1952-53 Plays for Santurce, Puerto Rico baseball team
1953 Plays for Brooklyn Dodgers' minor-league team, the Montreal Royals
1954 Drafted by Pittsburgh Pirates
1955 Clemente bats .311, the first of 13 seasons batting at better than .300
1960 Bats .314 with 16 home runs and 94 RBIs, but comes in eighth in MVP voting
1960 Pittsburgh Pirates win World Series
1963 Meets Vera Zabula
1964 Marries Vera Zabula
1966 National League Most Valuable Player
1971 World Series Most Valuable Player
1972 Injured, but still bats .312
1972 In his final at-bat, makes his 3,000th hit
1972 Dies when his plane crashes during a mission to help earthquake victims in Nicaragua
1972 Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
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