310 in the series hitting safely at least once in every game. C. Following the season he traveled to Puerto Rico along with Orlando Cepeda who was a native of Ponce.
Off the field Clemente was involved in charity work in Puerto Rico and other Latin American countries often delivering baseball equipment and food to those in need. He died in an aviation accident on December 31 1972 while en route to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18 1934 – December 31 1972) was a Puerto Rican baseball right fielder who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1955 through 1972.