On this Day: Roberto Clemente Dies in...

On this Day: Roberto Clemente Dies in Plane Crash

There are 8 comments on the findingDulcinea story from Dec 31, 2007, titled On this Day: Roberto Clemente Dies in Plane Crash. In it, findingDulcinea reports that:

On Dec. 31, 1972, Roberto Clemente, all-star outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, was killed en route to deliver assistance to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.

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Lynn Garcia

San Francisco, CA

#1 Oct 1, 2008
As a fellow Puerto Rican and human being, I am extremely proud of Roberto Clemente. While many famous personalities give to those less fortunate, there are few that give from the heart. Roberto Clemente is still a diamond in the rough.

Smithfield, NC

#2 Oct 2, 2008

Pittsburgh, PA

#3 Nov 1, 2008
thats soo sad that poor man he was very helpful and carring though.

Lawton, OK

#4 Nov 7, 2008
One of Puerto Ricos finest and brilliant men. His name,number and legacy will never be forgotten! God bless

Spotsylvania, VA

#5 Nov 13, 2008
Roberto Clemente was a great caring man in my mind he will all ways stay there.

Lenni, PA

#6 Dec 31, 2008
What's most sad about Clemente's death is that it was completely preventable. He died because of the greed and corner-cutting of the owner of the plan and the pilot. This was a completely man-made tragedy.

Stillman Valley, IL

#7 Mar 18, 2010
that is very sad he was a nice man

Stillman Valley, IL

#8 Mar 18, 2010
roberto clemente is the best

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