Forty years ago on New Year’s Eve, the Pirates lost a hero who transcended his sport. Roberto Clemente’s plane, bearing supplies for earthquake victims in Nicaragua, went down in the Atlantic.
Pirates legend Roberto Clemente was on a mission of mercy to earthquake victims in Nicaragua, when his plane went down in the Atlantic New Year’s Eve 40 years ago.
It was almost 40 years ago that Pittsburgh Pirates’ great Roberto Clemente died in a plane crash. He was working to deliver relief supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua at the time. Now, the current Pirates are working to honor the Pittsburgh sports legend.
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