It has been 47 years since Roberto Clemente died on a relief mission to help earthquake victims in Nicaragua. His legacy lives on throughout Puerto Rico and Latin America.
His status as one of baseball’s greatest icons is as strong as ever, inspiring generations of Puerto Rican and Latin American ballplayers to follow his humanitarian example.
We remember the Great One today on the anniversary of the day his cargo plane crashed into the ocean shortly after taking off from San Juan.
His beloved Vera carried his legacy before passing away this past November. They are now together again. He was more than a baseball great. He and Vera were humanitarian giants, revered by everyone for the way they lived to help others. This video highlights Clemente’s legacy.