Roberto Clemente was an amazing baseball player and an even better human being.
When the earthquake hit Managua, Nicaragua on December 23, 1972 thousands were killed and many more homeless. Clemente helped organize a relief effort.
On New Year's Eve he and 4 other boarded a plane for Managua with supplies to help the people. Shortly after takeoff the plane crashed into the ocean and all were killed.
In 1973, Roberto Clemente became the first Hispanic player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.