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Roberto Clemente

Test your baseball knowledge of Roberto Clemente
Get up to bat in this Alan's FANatical About Baseball Trivia quiz. 
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1) Roberto Clemente Walker was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico, to Melchor Clemente and Luisa Walker. 
What was his birth date?
Roberto Clemente

  1. August 8, 1934

  2. August 18, 1934

  3. August 28, 1934

  4. September 8, 1934

2) On April 17, 1955, Clemente made his MLB debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

  • True or False?

3) During the winter season of 1958-59, Clemente didn't play winter baseball in Puerto Rico; instead, he served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves.  The rigorous training program helped Clemente physically.  He added strength by gaining ten pounds and said his back troubles had disappeared.  
When did he leave military service?

  1. September 1961

  2. September 1962

  3. September 1963

  4. September 1964

4) In the 1960 World Series against the New York Yankees, what was his batting average in 7 games with 29 at bats?

  1. .214

  2. .310

  3. .368

  4. .414

5) What season did he win his first Golden Glove award?

  1. 1960

  2. 1961

  3. 1962

  4. 1963

6) On November 14, 1964, Clemente got married at the church of San Fernando in Carolina, Puerto Rico. 
Who did he marry?

  1. Dolly Melendez

  2. Vilmarie Mojica

  3. Xiomara Molero

  4. Vera Zabala

7) From 1960 to 1972, Clemente was a National League All-Star, except for 1 season.
What was the season?

  1. 1966

  2. 1968

  3. 1970

  4. 1972

8) On September 30, in a game at Three Rivers Stadium, he hit a double off Jon Matlack of the New York Mets for his 3,000th hit. It was the last at-bat of his career during a regular season, though he did play in the 1972 NLCS playoffs against the Cincinnati Reds. In the playoffs, he batted .235 as he went 4 for 17. His last game ever was at Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium in the fifth game of the playoff series.

  • True or False?

9) He also became the only player to have ever hit a walk-off inside-the-park grand slam. He accomplished this historic feat on July 25, 1956 in a 9-8 Pittsburgh win at Forbes Field.
Who did the Pirate’s play?

  1. Chicago Cubs

  2. Cincinnati Red

  3. Philadelphia Phillies

  4. St. Louis Cardinals

10) Clemente decided to accompany the fourth relief flight, hoping that his presence would ensure that the aid would be delivered to the earthquake survivors. The airplane he chartered for a New Year's Eve flight, a Douglas DC-7, had a history of mechanical problems and sub-par flight personnel, and it was overloaded by 5,000 pounds. It crashed into the ocean off the coast of Isla Verde, Puerto Rico immediately after takeoff on December 31, 1972.
The airplane was loaded with relief aid to what country?

  1. Cuba

  2. Haiti

  3. Nicaragua

  4. Venezuela

11) On March 20, 1973, the Baseball Writers Association of America held a special election for the Baseball Hall of Fame. They voted to waive the waiting period for Clemente, due to the circumstances of his death, and posthumously elected him for induction into the Hall of Fame.

  • True or False?

12) Where was Roberto Clemente buried?

  1. Body lost at sea, never recovered from airplane wreckage off the coast of Puerto Rico

  2. Cementerio Antiguo de San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico

  3. Saint Marys Cemetery, Latrobe, Pennsylvania

  4. Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York

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Roberto Clemente

1) B. 2) False. On April 17, 1955, Clemente made his MLB debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates. 3) D. 4) B.
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