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A short bio from the Helmar “This Great Game” card back: As a boy in Puerto Rico, Roberto was a soccer player before he was a baseball star. Now he wows Pittsburgh fans with his feet and his arms, as an All-Star outfielder and batting champion. Clemente rarely sees a pitch he doesn’t swing at, he’s one of baseball’s notorious bad-ball hitters. “I try to knock him down and he hits a pitch to the wall for a triple,” Dodger hurler Don Drysdale says. Clemente saves his best for the Dodgers, who lost him in the Rule 5 Draft to the Bucs. Clemente owns a career batting average over .340 against the Bums.

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Birth Date: August 18, 1934
Birth Location: Carolina, P.R.
Death Date: December 31, 1972
Death Location: San Juan P.R.
Weight: 175 lb
Height: 5 ft 11 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: April 17, 1955
Final Game Date: October 3, 1972
Years Played: 18
Games Played: 2,433
At Bats: 9,454
Runs: 1,416
Hits: 3,000
Doubles: 440
Triples: 166
Home Runs: 240
RBIs: 1,305
Stolen Bases: 83
Base on Balls: 621
Batting Average: 0.317
Position: Right Fielder

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