September 30, 1972
It was the capstone moment to a perfect career, and the final tip-of-the-cap to a remarkable hero's life! On September 30, 1972, Roberto Clemente played his final baseball game, retiring after recording his 3,000th hit at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. Just three short months later, Clemente would die tragically in an airplane accident in an attempt to fly emergency relief supplies from his native Puerto Rico to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. From his groundbreaking status as the first Latin-American superstar, to his unique style that made it all look easy, to his all-around skills that made him both a Gold Glove winner and MVP candidate almost every year of his career, to his humanitarian idealism that ultimately cost him his life, Roberto was a true icon of a golden age of American history. This iconic image, a true baseball classic, was printed for you from the original photographic source on high-quality archival photo stock, and complete with official MLB Properties serialized hologram, this is both a stunning piece for any fan, and a slice of history for your wall. Perfect for framing, and a prominent place on the wall of home or office! A SportsPosterWarehouse.com exclusive, not available anywhere else!
Publisher: Photofile Inc., released February 2006
Size: 20" x 24"
Condition: Brand New.
Price: $39.95 USD
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Roberto Clemente "3000th Hit" (1972) - Photofile Inc.