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Puerto Rico's Hero

Updated: October 10, 2003, 5:41 PM ET
By Nick Acocella | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Game Sept. 30, 1972 - Roberto Clemente came to the ballpark in Pittsburgh after a sleepless night because of all the telephone calls from New York and Puerto Rico following his near-miss in getting his 3,000th hit the night before. Clemente, who had complained bitterly when he felt the official scorer deprived him of his historic hit, finally achieved his cherished goal when he stroked a long double to left-center off Mets lefthander Jon Matlack in the fourth inning.

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