Monday, July 01, 2013

Box Score of the week.

The New York Mets take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at the old Three Rivers Stadium in September 1972.


In the comment section of this post, Mr. D was mostly correct. This was indeed the game which Pirates Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente collected his 3,000th career base hit. However, it was not his final game, as he was a defensive replacement in a game played on October 3rd that season.

On December 31, 1972, while on a flight to Managua, Nicaragua to deliver supplies to that earthquake ravaged city, a plane carrying Clemente crashed into the ocean off the coast of Puerto Rico. He was only 38 years old. 


1 comment:

Mr. D said...

That would be the game with Roberto Clemente's 3000th hit. Also his final game, as his plane filled with relief supplies for victims of the Nicaraguan earthquake, would crash at the end of the year.