On this day in 1966, Roberto Clemente won the NL MVP. It was a great honor for Clemente. He was in the top 10 of the NL MVP vote 4 times in 6 seasons. In 1966, Clemente had one of his greatest seasons: .317, 29 HR & 117 RBI. He was killed in an accident in 1972 after getting # 3,000 in his last bat. His career average was .317 and won 4 batting titles with Pittsburgh.
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