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Record #: R2022-332   
Type: Resolution Status: Introduced
Intro date: 4/27/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Health and Human Relations
Final action:
Title: Call for recognition of Roberto Clemente's place of death in Loiza, Puerto Rico on National Register of Historic Places
Sponsors: La Spata, Daniel , Rodriguez Sanchez, Rossana , Rodriguez, Michael D., Reboyras, Ariel, Cardona, Jr., Felix , Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Villegas, Gilbert, Vasquez, Jr., Andre, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Sigcho-Lopez, Byron, Maldonado, Roberto
Attachments: 1. R2022-332.pdf
City Council Meeting April 27,2021 Agreed Calendar


RESOLUTION
Honorary Resolution to add Roberto Clemenfe's Place of Death In Lolza, Puerto Rico, to the National Register of Historic Places
WHEREAS, Roberto Clemente Walker was bom in Barrio San Anton in Carolina, Puerto Rico, August 18,1934; and
WHEREAS, Roberto Clemente tragically died in an airplane crash on December 31,1972 as he accompanied relief supplies to Nicaragua to aid the victims of the devastating 1972 Managua earthquake; and
WHEREAS, Roberto excelled at track and field; however, his real love was baseball; and
WHEREAS, Roberto joined the Pittsburgh Pirates In 1955, where he played his entire 18-year Major League Baseball career from 1955 to 1972 and is considered one ofthe finest outfielders to ever play professional baseball; and
WHEREAS, during his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Roberto won four National League batting crowns, twelve Gold Gloves, the 1966 National League Most Valuable Player award, and ended his career with a .317 lifetime average, 240 homers, and 1,305 runs batted in; and
WHEREAS, Roberto led the Pittsburgh Pirates to World Series Championship titles in 1960 and 1971, winning the Series Most Valuable Player Award in 1971; and
WHEREAS, on September 30,1972, in the final regular season at-bat of his life Roberto became the 11th Major League Baseball player to record 3,000 hits; and
WHEREAS, Roberto was one of the first Latin American baseball players in the Major Leagues, and as such he faced language barriers and racial segregation throughout his career; and
WHEREAS, Roberto worked tirelessly to improve professional baseball's understanding of the unique challenges faced by young Latin American baseball players thrust into a new culture and language; and
WHEREAS, in August of 1973, Roberto became just the second player to have the mandatory five-year waiting period waived as he was inducted posthumously into the National Baseball Hall of Fame; and
WHEREAS, in 1984, Roberto bec...

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