Roberto Clemente named 1966 NL MVP
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“Clemente and greatness are one and the same word,” proclaimed then-Expos manager Gene Mauch. “Players like him come along once in a lifetime.”
Clemente died on Dec. 31, 1972, in a plane crash while delivering earthquake relief supplies to Nicaragua. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1973.
Jonathan Coe was a public relations department intern at the Hall of Fame
#CardCorner: 1973 Topps Roberto Clemente
In 1973, Topps honored Roberto Clemente by keeping his card in circulation after his tragic passing.
Roberto Clemente records 3,000th hit in final regular-season at-bat
Roberto Clemente recorded his 3,000th career hit in the final regular season game that he started for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Ernie Banks wins second straight NL MVP award
Ernie Banks' success translated into back-to-back MVP awards.
Koufax Calls It Quits
On Nov. 18, 1966, Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax retired.