Roberto Clemente's Batting Helmet

Roberto Clemente's Batting Helmet

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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.)
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.
Object Name
helmet
helmet, baseball
date made
ca 1960
user
Clemente, Roberto
associated institution
Pittsburgh Pirates
maker
American Baseball Cap Inc.
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
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
ID Number
1981.0706.06
catalog number
1981.0706.06
accession number
1981.0706
subject
Baseball
Sports
Professional
Major League
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Exhibition
Pleibol!
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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