Roberto Clemente's Batting Helmet
- Description (Brief)
- Batting helmet worn by Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente (1934 - 1972.) Born in Puerto Rico, Clemente began his 18-year tenure with the Pirates in 1955. During his career he was a 15-time All-Star at his position, winning 12 Gold Gloves, 4 batting titles, and a National League Most Valuable Player award (1966.)
- In 1972, Clemente died in a plane crash delivering charitable aid to Nicaraguan earthquake victims. The following year, he became the first player from Latin America inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
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- date made
- ca 1960
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Clemente, Roberto
- associated institution
- Pittsburgh Pirates
- American Baseball Cap Inc.
- Major League
- place made
- United States: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
- Physical Description
- paint (overall material)
- DELETE (overall material)
- textile (overall material)
- adhesive (overall material)
- fiberglass (overall material)
- overall: 5 1/4 in x 7 1/4 in x 11 in; 13.335 cm x 18.415 cm x 27.94 cm
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- Object Name
- helmet, baseball
- Record ID
- Metadata Usage
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