Today We Celebrate the 39th Anniversary of Roberto Clemente’s 3,000th Hit

Sep 30, 2011
11:19 am

It would be his last hit, a milestone that at the time only 11 Major League players had achieve. On September 30, 1972, Puerto Rico's Roberto Clemente became the first Latino ballplayer to achieve 3,000 hits. Three months later, Clemente died in a plane crash off the coast of San Juan, in a humanitarian effort to help earthquake victims in Nicaragua.

¡Que viva el gran Roberto!