Clemente’s Son, Grandson Throw First Pitches at Pirates-Mets

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By Madison Williams The late Pirates legend was honored across MLB on Thursday. MLB hosted “Roberto Clemente Day” on Thursday, Sept. 15 to honor the former Pirates star after he died in a plane crash 50 years ago. Additionally, the celebration for the Puerto Rican comes during Hispanic Heritage Month. This year marks the 21st “Roberto Clemente Day” being held across baseball. The two-time World Series champion sported No. 21 on his jersey, so players across Major League Baseball wore his number on Thursday night. The Pirates honored their late legend by having his son, Roberto Clemente Jr., an…

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