Roberto Clemente’s legacy celebrated in N.Y., Puerto Rico 50 years after his 3,000th hit and untimely death

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — It didn’t take 3,000 hits to cement Roberto Clemente’s legacy as a baseball icon. The groundbreaking Hall of Famer’s tireless efforts as a humanitarian and activist off the field were just as prolific as his dominance on it, and his impact remains bigger than ever 50 years after his untimely death. Events honoring the former Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder are taking place throughout September in New York and his native Puerto Rico, while MLB players and coaches get the chance to wear his No. 21 on Sept. 15 for the league’s annual Roberto Clemente Day. “He was a complete human being,”…

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