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1955 Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Roster Card (Citing Rookie Roberto Clemente as #13)

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1955 Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Roster Card (Citing Rookie Roberto Clemente as #13)

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Roberto Walker Clemente was 20 years old when he reported to the Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Camp – Fort Myers, Florida in February of 1955. He was a rookie looking to make the team, and start a career in the big leagues after being the Pirates’ first selection in the rookie draft. Knowing how he matured, wouldn’t it have been great to be there to see his youthful spirit and raw talent? Five years later the club would win the World Series, and Clemente’s presence was crucial in that triumph. This is a scarce 1955 Pirates Spring Training roster booklet, which is really a pamphlet with a firm cover and an 8-1/2″ by 11″ fold-open page stapled in the middle. It includes Pittsburgh’s annual season record since 1887, a list of organization staff members including scouts, 1955 Spring Training schedule, a list of 46 players on the inconsclusive roster, minor league affiliates, club records, and more. It has some minor age spots on the back cover photo of Terry Park, yet the piece is in Excellent condition overall.

Very briefly, the young phenom, Clemente, was assigned uniform #13, and that’s how he’s identified in this Spring Training pamphlet. (Shortly into the regular 1955 season, he adopted #21, which has become his veritable epithet.)

Also included is a 1955 fold-open brochure listing the various season ticket plans and prices offered by the Pirates for the ’55 season. This is a four-panel fold-out that closes to 4″ x 9″, and it, too, is about EX. Pictured inside are “The Stars Are In The National (League)” – Ted Kluszewski, Robin Roberts, Duke Snider, Stan Musial, and Willie Mays. It really complements the Spring Training roster nicely.

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