Awards & Honors

National Baseball Hall of Fame
On March 20, 1973, the Baseball Writers' Association of America held a special election for the Baseball Hall of Fame. They voted to waive the waiting period for Clemente, due to the circumstances of his death, and posthumously elected him for induction into the Hall of Fame, giving him 393 out of 420 available votes, for 92.7% of the vote.

Clemente's Hall of Fame plaque originally had his name as "Roberto Walker Clemente" instead of the proper Spanish format "Roberto Clemente Walker"; the plaque was recast in 2000 to correct the error.
MLB Awards & Achievements
NL MVP Award: 1966
NL Player of the Month Award: May 1960, May 1967, July 1969
World Series MVP Award: 1971
NL Gold Glove Award: 1961–1972
Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award: 2006
NL All-Star: 1960–1967, 1969–1972
NL leader in batting average: 1961, 1964, 1965, 1967
NL leader in hits: 1964, 1967
NL leader in triples: 1969
NL leader in putouts as right fielder: 1958, 1961, 1966
NL leader in fielding average as right fielder and outfielder: 1972