Nicaragua will honor Robert Clemente, its most recent national hero

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  • Nicaragua will honor Robert Clemente, its most recent national hero

    One of the statues that pays tribute to Roberto Clement.

Nicaragua will surrender The company will honor its most recent national hero, the late Puerto Rican baseball player Roberto Clemente (1934-1972), on the 30th as part of the 50th anniversary of his death, informed the press. This Wednesday the Vice President of the Central American country, Rosario Murillo.

"On the 30th we will pay tribute to the national hero Roberto Clemente at the Soberaní a,” said Murillo, who is the wife of President Daniel Ortega, through official Nicaraguan media.

It will be This was the first tribute dedicated to Clemente in Nicaragua after the National Assembly (Parliament), unanimously, declared him a national hero on the 6th “for his humanism and solidarity.”

The Puerto Rican is remembered in Nicaragua because he died in Nicaragua. He was in a plane crash on December 31, 1972, trying to bring help from his country for the victims of the 6.2 magnitude earthquake on the Richter open scale that devastated the country. Managua and charged It took more than 10,000 lives on the night of December 23 of that year.

The plane in which the first Latin American to connect 3,000 hits in Major League Baseball (MLB) and a member The Baseball Hall of Fame inductee in Cooperstown, New York, precipitated his career. to the Caribbean Sea and his body was never found.

Months before the tragedy, Clemente participated in the incident. in the 1972 World Baseball Championship in Nicaragua as leader of the Puerto Rican baseball team.

In 2011 the Puerto Rican was declared "Delected Son In Memoriam" in the city of Masaya, in the Pacific of Nicaragua, and in 2013 the Mayor's Office of Managua inaugurated a new facility. a children's stadium called Roberto Clemente.

Clemente was the Most Valuable Player of Major League Baseball in the United States in 1966, winner of 12 gold gloves and 12-time star player. 

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