Friday, October 17, 2014

Roberto Clemente’s World Series Hitting Streak

Roberto Clemente was one of the pioneers of the game of baseball for the Latin community when he was with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Clemente was a force to be reckoned with on the field in the regular season but in the postseason and the World Series Clemente seemed to take it up another notch or maybe even two.

On this day in 1971 Clemente hit a fourth inning home run off the Baltimore Orioles pitcher Mike Cuellar to put the Pirates ahead 1-0 and break the scoreless tie in Game 7. Clemente had hit safely in all seven games of the 1971 World Series, a feat that he also accomplished last time he was in the World Series in 1960.

In 1960 Clemente had a seven game World Series hitting streak and was rewarded with a World Series ring. In 1971 Clemente extended his World Series hitting streak and was rewarded with a second World Series ring. Just get Clemente to October and he will take care of the rest. 

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