Breaking News:

Keep up with So Much Sports on Twitter @SoMuchSports

Sports Hall of Fame

Roberto Clemente

Some might say Roberto Clemente was the most complete baseball player in history, and it would be hard to really argue them. Over his 18 professional seasons, Clemente was a 15-time All-Star, 12-time Gold Glove winner, four-time National League batting champion and won two World Series while being named the 1966 NL MVP and 1971 World Series MVP. Clemente batted a career .317 with 3,000 hits, 240 home runs and 1,305 RBIs. Clemente also had 440 doubles, 166 triples and a .359 one-base percentage and .475 career slugging percentage. Clemente, a native of Puerto Rico, was the first Latin American and Caribbean player to win a World Series and first to be enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. As well as being a star on the field, Clemente was very active in charity work in Latin American and Caribbean countries during the offseason. On December 31, 1972 at the age of 38, Clemente died in a plane crash while on his way to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. The Baseball Hall of Fame waived the mandatory five-year waiting period to induct him immediately.

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80