The Mayor's Office of Managua in conjunction with the Alexis Argüello Sports Movement, paid tribute to the National Hero Roberto Clemente, on the morning of Saturday, December 31 in the Luis Alfonso Velásquez Flores Park.
Roberto Clemente Walker, one of the most beloved athletes in Latin America, both in sports and for his service to the human being, 50 years after his immortality, his legacy continues to be stronger than ever, "this is the main tribute that is done to Roberto Clemente in the world”, highlighted Vice Mayor Enrique Armas Rosales.
The 38-year-old Major League Baseball player died on the night of December 31, 1972, after the plane in which he was carrying humanitarian aid for the victims of the Managua earthquake fell into the sea one mile from the coast. after taking off from the airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
During his 18 major league seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Clemente won four batting titles, and a Most Valuable Player award after winning 12 gold gloves and being a twelve-time major league all-star in 1966, was awarded a "Gold Glove" in the Major Leagues for his excellent defense.