Roberto Clemente Awards gallery

Statue of Roberto Clemente
Roberto 3000 Hit Jersey & Helmet
Roberto Clemente 1971 Batting Helmet and Jersey possibly worn during the World Series. Also features the 1971 All Star Game Bat and one of his 4 Silver Bat Awards.
Photo: Jean Fruth / National Baseball Hall of Fame
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Presidential Medal of Freedom
July, 2003 - President and First Lady Bush posthumously present the Medal of Freedom to Roberto Clemente.
Photo: Clemente Family Collection
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Medal of Freedom to Roberto Clemente
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is America’s highest civil award. It is conferred upon men and women of high achievement in both public service and athletics, business, and other fields.
Photo: Jean Fruth / National Baseball Hall of Fame
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1983 President Reagan Certificate of Commendation
In recognition of Roberto Clemente's sacrifice to the people of Nicaragua in attempting to assist them during the aftermath of the 1972 earthquake. Dated October 12, 1983. Photo: Clemente Family Collection
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1994-95 Hall of Fame Awards
1994 Nicaragua Amatuer Baseball Hall of Fame Ring &
1995 Humanitarian Hall of Fame Award
Photo: Clemente Family Collection
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1973 National Baseball
Hall of Fame Plaque
A special election was held just a month into 1973 that voted Roberto in almost unanimously, making him and Lou Gehrig the only two players in history to have the five-year waiting period waived.
Photo: National Baseball Hall of Fame
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1972 Roberto Clemente 3000th Hit
Iconic shot of 3000th at Three Rivers Stadium. It was his final career base hit, making him the only member of the club to have exactly 3000 hits and no more. Photo: Clemente Family Collection
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Roberto hitting 3000th Commemorative Plaque
Iconic shot of Roberto hitting his 3000th at Three Rivers Stadium.
Photo: Clemente Family Collection
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1971 World Series Ring
Roberto received this ring after the 1971 World Series win, where he cemented his legacy as one of the great players. Danny Murtaugh had a message engraved on the lid: “Anybody who thinks the Pirates are dead is in for a rude awakening.” Photo: Clemente Family Collection
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1971 World Series Action
Photo: Clemente Family Collection
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1971 World Series Action
Photo: Clemente Family Collection
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1971 World Series MVP Award
The 1971 Babe Ruth Award was awarded based on batting of .414 in the seven-game series,. He was the first Latin-American/Caribbean player to be a World Series MVP. Photo: Clemente Family Collection
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1972 Special Edition 440 Magnum Charger
The 440 Magnum Charger was given to Roberto as a gift when he was selected as the 1971 World Series MVP. He loved the car and it was a common sight around the island in the last year of his life.
Photo: Clemente Family Collection
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1961-67 Silver Bat Awards
Roberto’s Silver Bats commemorated his excellent performances at the plate during crucial seasons. Roberto also won in ’61, 64, ’65, and ’67. Photo: Clemente Family Collection
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Presentation of 1964 Silver Bat Award
Here you can see National League President Warren Giles presenting the award in 1964. Roberto won four times with batting averages of .351 in ’61, .339 in ’64, .329 in ’65, and .357 in ’67.
Photo: Clemente Family Collection
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1960 World Series Ring
Historic ring awarded to the Pirates for the 1960 World Series, Roberto’s first. Note the miniature Forbes Field inside of the inset.
Photo: Clemente Family Collection
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1962 Gold Glove Award
Roberto’s 2nd Gold Glove Award was presented in recognition of his excellent outfield performance that year.
Photo: Clemente Family Collection
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1962 Gold Glove Award
Roberto’s 2nd Gold Glove Award was presented in recognition of his excellent outfield performance that year.
Photo: Clemente Family Collection
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1964 Gold Glove Award
Roberto’s 4th Gold Glove Award was presented in recognition of his excellent outfield performance that year.
Photo: Clemente Family Collection
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1965 Gold Glove Award
Roberto’s 5th Gold Glove Award was presented in recognition of his excellent outfield performance that year.
Photo: Clemente Family Collection
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1965 Gold Glove Award
Roberto’s 5th Gold Glove Award was presented in recognition of his excellent outfield performance that year.
Photo: Clemente Family Collection
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1966 Gold Glove Award
Roberto’s 6th Gold Glove Award was presented in recognition of his excellent outfield performance that year.
Photo: Clemente Family Collection
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1968 Gold Glove Award
Roberto’s 8th Gold Glove Award was presented in recognition of his excellent outfield performance that year.
Photo: Clemente Family Collection
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1969 Gold Glove Award
Roberto’s 9th Gold Glove Award was presented in recognition of his excellent outfield performance that year.
Photo: Clemente Family Collection
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1970 Gold Glove Award
Roberto’s 10th Gold Glove Award was presented in recognition of his excellent outfield performance that year.
Photo: Clemente Family Collection
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1972 Gold Glove Award Presentation
Roberto’s 12th and final Gold Glove Award was presented to Vera in April 1973. Roberto Clemente and Willie Mays are tied for most Gold Gloves awarded to an outfielder. Photo: Clemente Family Collection
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1972 Gold Glove Award
Roberto’s 12th and final Gold Glove Award was presented to Vera in April 1973. Roberto Clemente and Willie Mays are tied for most Gold Gloves awarded to an outfielder. Photo: Clemente Family Collection
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1991 Rawlings Gold Glove Award
Presented posthumously to commemorate Roberto’s induction to the Gold Glove Hall of Fame. Places him in an elite company with Mays, Kaat, Robinson, and many others. Photo: Clemente Family Collection
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1967-68 Puerto Rican Baseball All-Star Trophy
& Winter League Ring
Photo: Clemente Family Collection
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Roberto clemente Night
three rivers stadium 1970

Roberto was presented with this trophy from Shell Oil Co. during an on-field ceremony at Three Rivers on July 24, 1970.

It;s inscribed: ”To Roberto Clemente for your brilliant sports work and source of encouragement and inspiration for our youth: The Shell Company Puerto Rico Limited, July 24, 1970".

Photo: Clemente Family Collection

a legacy of more
than just medals

After Roberto’s death, Vera accepted his final Gold Glove Award from Major League Baseball.

It was his 12th award, tying him with Willie Mays for most Gold Gloves awarded to an outfielder.

Photo: JCD Collection

1971 Medalla Puerto Rico
Gold Medallion

Governor Luis A. Ferre presented this medal to Roberto in a special ceremony held in the Salon of the Throne of the Fortress.

Crafted by the Swiss jeweler Huguenin, and featuring the crest of Puerto Rico.

Photo: Clemente Family Collection

Helping people
life's greatest reward

As we celebrate Roberto Clemente's many awards and accomplishments, we want to be sure to acknowledge Roberto's greatest passion: using his platform to be a voice for the voiceless. 

Join us today as we bring the Roberto Clemente Foundation into the future. With your help, we can spread Roberto’s legacy of faith, love, and service to thousands of needy people all over the map. 

Our focus is on relief efforts for areas stricken by recent disaster, long-term poverty, or both. We rely on partnership with people like you that loved Roberto and what he stood for.

Photo: Clemente Family Collection

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