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Roberto Clemente
Hall of Fame Weekend

We have selected November 8 for a formal ceremony placing a memorial marker in Loíza, Puerto Rico.

In memory of Roberto Clemente, we are inviting past recipients of Major League Baseball’s Roberto Clemente Award as well as recipients of Japan’s Professional Baseball League Golden Spirit Award.

November 2018 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Golden Spirit Award. This will be the first time in history that these recipients will be united in the same event.

Photo: National Baseball Hall of Fame

Friday: November 8, 2019
Marker Placement Ceremony

Friday, November 8, 2019: Roberto Clemente Marker Placement Ceremony at point of accident reference site: Loíza, Puerto Rico

Historically, there has never been an official place where fans of Roberto Clemente and the family can visit to pay their respects. In March of 2018, a Resolution was submitted in the House of Representatives to add the Marker site to the National Register of Historic Places.

Recently, the Marker was unveiled at a ceremony featuring the Governor of Puerto Rico, the Clemente family and numerous dignitaries. This Marker will be officially installed on November 8th at the site.

Up front, Javier Vázquez, Rob Manfred, Luis Roberto Clemente, Vera Clemente, Ricky Clemente, Steve Blass. 2nd row, Eduardo Pérez, Roberto Pérez, Carlos Delgado, Governor Ricardo Roselló, Francisco Lindor, Eddie Rosario and Bernie Williams.
Photo: Jean Fruth / National Baseball Hall of Fame

Saturday: NOVEMBER 9
Clemente Golf Classic

Saturday, November 9, 2019: Roberto Clemente Foundation Golf Classic at Coco Beach Golf Resort, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

Home to the Puerto Rican Open, an official PGA Tour Event. The course features 36-holes of championship play, and the challenging courses are sure to impress and excite.

Designed by PGA Tour professional, Tom Kite, the 2 unique 18-hole courses bring players a dynamic golfing experience like no other.


Photo: Coco Beach Resort

Sunday: November 10
Hall of fame induction

Sunday, November 10, 2019: The Roberto Clemente Hall of Fame and Museum Induction, El Morro Fortress, Puerto Rico.

The Induction Ceremony will celebrate both on and off-the-field heroics by those who have followed in Roberto’s footsteps.

For the Induction Ceremony, Jeff Idelson, President of Cooperstown’s National Baseball Hall of Fame, has considered bringing the plaques of the recipients that are Hall of Famers. This would be a total of 18 plaques including Roberto’s.

This sets a precedent by creating a unique opportunity to display this number of plaques outside of Cooperstown.

Photo: National Baseball Hall of Fame