Pirates Legend Roberto Clemente's Widow Vera Dies at Age 81

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Pirates Legend Roberto Clemente's Widow Vera Dies at Age 81
Pirates Legend Roberto Clemente's Widow Vera Dies at Age 81

Vera Clemente, the 81-year-old widow of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente, died Saturday. Pirates Chairman of the Board Bob Nutting released a statement confirming the news: Bill Hartlep of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review wrote that Clemente served as the chairwoman of the Roberto Clemente Foundation, a nonprofit that provides relief to areas afflicted by disasters and long-term poverty and holds baseball clinics for children, among other initiatives. She also worked as a Goodwill Ambassador for Major League Baseball, and commissioner Rob Manfred released a statement expressing his condolences. "With grace and strength, she led the way in welcoming players to the fraternity of Roberto

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