Roberto Clemente records 3,000th hit in final regular-season at-bat
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Clemente became the first Latin American player to be elected to the Hall of Fame in 1973, and dozens of artifacts from Clemente’s life are preserved at the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
“Roberto Clemente touched us all,” said Pirates pitcher Steve Blass. “We’re all better players and people for having known him.”
Thomas Lawrence was the publications intern in the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program Class of 2009 at the Baseball Hall of Fame.