Q. This Hall of Fame (HOF) great played for 18 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates but didn’t retire. He died in 1972 in a plane crash, a trip that he personally financed to fly aid to Nicaragua. Who was this outfielder inducted into the HOF in 1973?
A. Roberto Clemente
Clemente (#21) was part of the Pittsburgh outfield. Due to the weight of supplies and their uneven loading, the plane crashed on December 31, 1972. He had exactly 3,000 hits when he died.