Baseball Hall of Fame Honors 'Puerto Rico's Baseball Royalty'

This week, the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown announced a unique honor for Roberto Clemente and three other Major League players from Puerto Rico. The Hall of Fame calls Clemente, Roberto Alomar, Orlando Cepeda and Tony Perez "Puerto Rico's baseball royalty."

According to a press release, the players' "Hall of Fame plaques will leave their home in Cooperstown to travel to Puerto Rico, from December 16-19, as the Hall of Fame pays homage to the homeland of four of its beloved heroes."

The four-day visit to cities across the commonwealth of Puerto Rico will mark the first time in the 73-year history of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum that more than two Hall of Fame plaques have traveled simultaneously.

The Museum is expanding its outreach in Latin America "by providing an exclusive opportunity to the fans of Puerto Rico in the year in which Alomar was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame."

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