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Today is the 40th anniversary of Roberto Clemente's death


A baseball legend and an inspiration to others.

RIP







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Bigpoppat
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Great player, great humanitarian

Glad he got his 3, 000th hit before passing






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Great player, great humanitarian


Absolutely. I'm fortunate that I got to see him play for roughly 10 years.

He obviously played at a very high level, but made it look so damn easy.

He and the Say Hey kid are two of my all time favorites.






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The highlight of him throwing a ball from deep right to third on a line is still one of the more impressive baseball highlights I've ever seen.





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He obviously played at a very high level, but made it look so damn easy.



AGREED!!!!!!!!!!






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I've read the stories on the humanitarian work and obviously aware of the baseball skills.

Would've loved to see him play






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COTiger
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That and he could go from 1st to 3rd or 2nd to home quicker than anybody I saw at the time. Long, effortless strides. What an athlete who unfortunately was taken from us too damn early.





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The highlights of him running the bases are a thing of beauty!!!!!





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Bigpoppat
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Clemente, Jeff Bagwell and Larry Walker are three of the best baserunning "big men" in history imo. Each were efficient and smart on the basepaths.






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I wore #21 in HS in honor of Clemente, which was much more of an honor for me than it was him...





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WMTigerFAN
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My favorite baseball player of all time. Not only did I sport #21,so did my son and now my daughter. 5 tool player on the field, and proud humanitarian off.





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Larry lost more than a few steps late in his career with the Rockies. That or the thin air finally caught up with him.





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bddwolfpack
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I, too, wore #21 in honor of Roberto during my high school playing career.

I wanted #21 for college too, but it was taken.

Roberto had the greatest throwing arm in the history of the game, imo.

I still to this day think baseball should retire #21 throughout the MLB to honor Roberto for all he did for Latin ball players.

RIP Great One






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Lsupimp
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My Dad's Alltime hero.
A revered figure in Pittsburgh.






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