Roberto Clemente Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Roberto Clemente Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 77 kg
Date of Birth August 18, 1934
Zodiac Sign Leo
Eye Color Dark Brown

Roberto Clemente was a Puerto Rican professional baseball right fielder and social worker who is known for his stint with the Pittsburgh Pirates during which he played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB).

Born Name

Roberto Enrique Clemente Walker

Nick Name

Bob, Momen

Roberto Clemente as seen in 1965
Roberto Clemente as seen in 1965 (Unknown / Jay Publishing / Public Domain)

Age

He was born on August 18, 1934.

Died

At the age of 38, he died in a Douglas DC-7 cargo plane crash in Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico on December 31, 1972.

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Barrio San Antón, Carolina, Puerto Rico

Nationality

Puerto Rican

Education

Roberto Clemente studied at Julio Vizcarrondo Coronado High School located in Carolina.

Occupation

Professional Baseball Player, Social Worker

Family

  • Father – Melchor Clemente (Worked as foreman of sugar crops located in the municipality)
  • Mother – Luisa Walker
  • Siblings – Roberto Clemente had 6 older siblings.

Build

Athletic

Roberto Clemente as seen in 1966
Roberto Clemente as seen in 1966 (Unknown / East Hills Shopping Center / Public Domain)

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Weight

77 kg or 169.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Roberto Clemente had dated –

  1. Vera Zabala (1964-1972) – He married philanthropist, Vera Zabala, on November 14, 1964, at San Fernando Church in Carolina. The duo was blessed with 3 sons – Roberto Jr. (b. 1965), Luis Roberto (b. 1966), and Roberto Enrique (b. 1969).

Race / Ethnicity

Mixed (Black and Hispanic)

Roberto Clemente was of African-Puerto Rican descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Deep-set eyes
Roberto Clemente as seen in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in September 1958
Roberto Clemente as seen in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in September 1958 (US Marines / U.S. Federal Government / Public Domain)

Roberto Clemente Facts

  1. He got enlisted in the United States Marine Corps during the 1958-59 off-season and was inducted into the Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.
  2. In 1973, Roberto Clemente became the first Latin American and Caribbean player to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
  3. Major League Baseball has been presenting the Roberto Clemente Award every year since 1971 to athletes with outstanding baseball playing skills who are personally involved in community work.
  4. As his plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, Clemente’s body was never recovered.
  5. Roberto Clemente was good friends with Manny Sanguillén, a Panamanian former professional baseball player, who did not attend his funeral and, instead, dove into the waters where Clemente’s plane had crashed in an effort to find his teammate.
  6. Roberto Clemente has been an inspiration behind several projects including Chasing 3000 (a movie), DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story (a bilingual musical), Baseball’s Last Hero: 21 Clemente Stories (biographical sports film), Clemente: The Passion and grace of Baseball’s Last Hero (book by David Maraniss), and Roberto Clemente: A Video Tribute to One of Baseball’s Greatest Players and a True Humanitarian (documentary)

Featured Image by Unknown / Jay Publishing / Public Domain

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