A new street sign was announced in the Oakland district of Pittsburgh: Clemente Drive has been renamed to “Robert & Vera Clemente Drive.” The sons of the Clementes petitioned the city of Pittsburgh to add their mother’s name to the street, and the city council of Pittsburgh approved it.More
About Roberto Clemente Day
Roberto Clemente Day was established by Major League Baseball to honor the legacy of the Hall of Famer and 15-time All-Star who died in a plane crash on New Year's Eve 1972 while attempting to deliver supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. In his honor, MLB annually presents the Roberto Clemente Award to recognize the player who best represents the game of Baseball through sportsmanship, community involvement and positive contributions, both on and off the field. Club nominees for this prestigious award are announced on Roberto Clemente Day each year.