WASHINGTON (KDKA) — Events were held across Major League Baseball to commemorate Roberto Clemente Day.
In Washington, D.C., Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper wore his own tribute to “The Great One.”
Harper sported a pair of custom cleats during the Nationals game Wednesday night against the St. Louis Cardinals.
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On Harper’s left foot was a black and gold cleat with Clemente’s No. 21 and a quote from the legendary Pirates Hall of Famer – “I was born to play baseball.”
The other cleat displayed the flag of Clemente’s native Puerto Rico along with some of Clemente’s more notable accomplishments: 3,000 career hits and 12 Gold Gloves.
Bryce Harper had three hits in Wednesday night’s game, but the Nationals lost to the Cardinals 7-6.