Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente became the first Latin  player to win the NL MVP, doing it with the Pirates in 1966.
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Roberto Clemente, RF

 

Career: 1955-72, Pirates
Fun fact: First homer was inside-the-parker in his third game


Four batting titles and an MVP trophy. A .317 career batting average over 18 seasons. Twelve All-Star Games. Most Valuable Player in the 1971 World Series. Baseball's career leader in assists by a right fielder.

All accomplished with charisma and style that made him a legend even before his tragic death in a plane crash doing relief work on behalf of survivors of an earthquake in Nicaragua.

Previous rank: 33

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