December 31, 1972
Pirate outfielder Roberto Clemente is killed when his cargo plane crashes into the Atlantic Ocean. Clemente was on a relief mission to bring emergency supplies to the victims of a Nicaraguan earthquake. He was 38 years old.

December 31, 1972
Pirate outfielder Roberto Clemente is killed when his cargo plane crashes into the Atlantic Ocean. Clemente was on a relief mission to bring emergency supplies to the victims of a Nicaraguan earthquake. He was 38 years old.