Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente (tmp-24759)

Location: Daytona Beach, FL 32114 Volusia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 12.551', W 81° 0.995'

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—Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —

Roberto Clemente Walker Was One Of The Greatest Baseball Players Ever To Play Right Field. His Pride And Humanitarianism Won Him Universal Admiration. Despite An Unorthodox Batting Style, The Pirates' Great Won Four Batting Crowns And Amassed 3,000 Hits. Clemente Earned National League MVP Honors In 1966, And Earned 12 Consecutive Gold Glove Awards For His Excellence in The Outfield. He Achieved His Greatest Fame In The 1971 World Series When He Batted .414.
Tragically, Clemente's Life Ended At Age 38 - The Victim Of A Plane Crash While Flying Relief Supplies To Nicaraguan Earthquake Victims. Though He Was Adored And Respected For His Accomplishments On The Baseball Field, His Family Will Always Remember Him As A great Humanitarian.
Roberto Clemente Was Voted Into The National Baseball Hall Of Fame On August 8, 1973 - Making Him The First Inductee Of Latin American Decent. Commissioner Bowie Kuhn Honored Him By Creating The "Roberto Clemente Award", The Highest Award In Baseball For Sportsmanship And Community Activism. Kuhn Spoke Proudly About Clemente. "He Was So Very Great A Man, As A Leader And Humanitarian. So Very Great An Inspiration To The Young And To All In Baseball, Especially To The Proud People Of His Homeland, "Puerto Rico."

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HM Numbertmp-24759
Placed ByDaytona Beach , Florida
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 4:57pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 498388 N 3231161
Decimal Degrees29.20918333, -81.01658333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 12.551', W 81° 0.995'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 12' 33.06" N, 81° 0' 59.7" W
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Area Code(s)386
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 42 Orange Ave, Daytona Beach FL 32114, US
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