FILE, ORLANDO SENTINEL
March 20, 1997
Former Pittsburgh Pirate, Roberto Clemente, was a 15-time All-Star, two-time world champion, 12-time Golden Glove Award winner and four-time National League batting champion before he died in a plane crash in 1972, shortly after reaching his 3,000th hit. The Hall of Famer was on his way to Nicaragua on New Year's Eve to deliver relief supplies to victims of an earthquake when the over-loaded plane crashed into the ocean. He was 38.