Monday, July 25, 2016

July 25, 1956: Roberto Clemente inside the park walk off grand slam!

Roberto Clemente was one of the greatest players in major league history.     

Clemente broke with the Pirates in 1955 and was killed in a plane crash at the end of 1972.  He was travelling to Nicaragua to deliver supplies for the victims of a terrible earthquake.

Clemente won 3 batting titles and left the game with 3,000 hits and a .317 career average,

On this day in 1956, Clemente hit the only walk off inside-the-park grand slam in the history of Major League Baseball.   

According to news reports, the fans at Forbes Field went crazy.    No one had ever seen this before or since. 

Amazing Clemente!




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