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Roberto Clemente Memorial Plaque

Artist:

Anthony Forgione

Location:

Clemente Field  

Location

Clemente Field
United States
42° 20' 26.6172" N, 71° 5' 50.9496" W

Neighborhood:

Back Bay

Type:

Memorial Plaque

Year:

1976

Medium:

Bronze and Granite

Collection:

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Description:

Roberto Clemente (1934-1972) was a star right fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, a National League baseball team. His playing career was cut short when he was killed in an airplane crash while flying to deliver relief supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Clemente’s lifetime batting average was .317. Said to have had one of the best arms in baseball, Clemente earned many player awards, and  was the first Latin-American player to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The memorial plaque marks Roberto Clemente Field, and carries a bas-relief portrait of Clemente in uniform and holding up his fielder’s glove to make a catch. The plaque is the work of the sculptor, Anthony Forgione.

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