40 years of #robertoclemente and still today you can't find a better humanitarian man off the field and a better rifle arm on right field.
Forty years after his death, Roberto Clemente's legacy lives on12/31/2012
Baseball star Roberto Clemente died on New Year's Eve 1972 in the crash of a flight delivering relief supplies to Nicaragua. The effects of his death are still felt in both baseball and humanitarian circles, and the Internet is coursing with tributes on the 40th anniversary of the crash. But Tom and Neil Walker carry the imprint like few others can. Tom Walker played with the Hall of Famer in Puerto Rico's winter league and helped load the ill-fated plane. He wanted to make the trip, too, only to be told by Clemente to "go party." Now in an eerie legacy, Walker's son is the Pirates' second baseman. "I can't go to the park without thinking about Roberto Clemente," Walker said. "I don't think Neil can either." [Source]
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