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.)

Description (Brief)

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.

Date Made: ca 1960

User: Clemente, RobertoAssociated Institution: Pittsburgh PiratesMaker: American Baseball Cap Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh

Sport: BaseballWeb Subject: SportsLevel Of Sport: ProfessionalMajor League


See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure, Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0706.06Catalog Number: 1981.0706.06Accession Number: 1981.0706

Object Name: helmethelmet, baseball

Physical Description: paint (overall material)DELETE (overall material)textile (overall material)adhesive (overall material)fiberglass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5 1/4 in x 7 1/4 in x 11 in; 13.335 cm x 18.415 cm x 27.94 cm


Record Id: nmah_688775

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