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The death of Roberto Clemente...

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January 4, 1973

THE HAYS DAILY NEWS, Hays, Kansas, January 4, 1973

* Roberto Clemente's death report
* Pittsburgh Pirates
* USC Trojans win NCAA title

This 24 page newspaper has a three column headline on page 10: "Roberto Clemente Week Declared In Pittsburgh"

Also a five column headline on the same page: "Trojans Get Grid Title" with related photo.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Minor spine wear, otherwise nice condition.

wikipedia notes: Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934December 31, 1972) was a Major League Baseballright fielder and right-handed batter. He was elected to the Hall of Fame posthumously in 1973 as the second Hispanic American to be selected (Lefty Gomez being the first in 1972), and the only exception to the mandatory five-year post-retirement waiting period since it was instituted in 1954.

Clemente was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico, the youngest of four children. He played 18 seasons in the majors from 1955 to 1972, all with the Pittsburgh Pirates, winning the National LeagueMLB Most Valuable Player Award in 1966. He was very helpful in his native land and in Latin American countries, often bringing baseball supplies and food to them. He died in a plane crash on December 31, 1972 while en route to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. His body was never recovered

Category: The 20th Century

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