Posts tagged Roberto Clemente.

Roberto Clemente was a member of the Montreal Royals, the minor-league (AAA) affiliate of the Brooklyn Dodgers. 1954.

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 22, 1954

Roberto Clemente is drafted #1 by the Pittsburgh Pirates

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A beautiful picture of Roberto Clemente in Forbes Field from a Redditor’s father

Just look at that skyline in the background and the patchy grass near first base. There isn’t much difference between this field and what would pass for a Little League park these days.

Roberto Clemente, Jr., kissing his father’s picture (via

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: August 17, 1965

Baseball broadcaster and former pro Roberto Clemente, Jr. is born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is the oldest of three sons fathered by Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente, the first Latin American player to record 3,000 hits and enter the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. (via

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: July 25, 1956

At Forbes Field against the Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates star Roberto Clemente hits Major League Baseball’s first (and to date, only) walk-off inside-the-park grand slam.

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: July 12, 1959

At Forbes Field vs. St. Louis, Roberto Clemente’s tenth-inning, bases-loaded, single off of the right-field wall saves Elroy Face’s wins streak.

Best of Pittsburgh History: 2012

Fred Rogers - February 19, 1968 - “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” the longest-running program on public television, premieres in America.

Fallingwater - May 23, 1966 - Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, built for magnant Edgar Kaufmann, is deemed a National Landmark. 

Roberto Clemente - July 25, 1956 - At Forbes Field against the Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates star Roberto Clemente hits Major League Baseball’s first (and to date, only) walk-off inside-the-park grand slam.

Andy Warhol - As a student at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, c. 1947. Phillip Pearstein. 

Civic Arena - 1961-2012. Rest in peace. We miss you tremendously. 

Sabre “Mother” WashingtonTwo girls with Washington, a former slave, in the early 1950s. Teenie Harris. One of the girls, a neighbor of Washington’s, discovered the photograph years later. Washington, who grew up in South Carolina before moving to Pittsburgh, passed away in 1960 at the age of 113.

Cathedral of Learning - June 7, 1937 - As the climax of a weeklong celebration of the 150th anniversary of its founding, the University of Pittsburgh celebrated the completion of its 42-story Cathedral of Learning a decade after construction on the building started.

Kid at Cotton Candy BoothPossibly at Westview Park in Pittsburgh, 1945. Teenie Harris. 

Thank you for reading, everyone. Happy New Year 2013! 

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: December 31, 1972

Roberto Clemente, Pirates outfielder, died in the crash of a cargo plane on mercy mission to Managua, Nicaragua. [Historic Pittsburgh]

Roberto Clemente was a member of the Montreal Royals, the minor-league (AAA) affiliate of the Brooklyn Dodgers. 1954.

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 22, 1954

Roberto Clemente is drafted #1 by the Pittsburgh Pirates

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 16, 1966

Pittsburgh Pirates star Roberto Clemente wins the National League MVP. [Wikipedia] 

Roberto Clemente, Jr., kissing his father’s picture (via

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: August 17, 1965

Baseball broadcaster and former pro Roberto Clemente, Jr. is born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is the oldest of three sons fathered by Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente, the first Latin American player to record 3,000 hits and enter the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. (via

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: July 25, 1956

At Forbes Field against the Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates star Roberto Clemente hits Major League Baseball’s first (and to date only) walk-off inside-the-park grand slam.

Today is the last day to see the incredible Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story exhibit at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art. 

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Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, and Donn Clendenon

Teenie Harris

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: December 31, 1972

Roberto Clemente, Pirates outfielder, died in the crash of a cargo plane on mercy mission to Managua, Nicaragua. [Historic Pittsburgh]