Roberto Clemente Day @ T-Mobile Park
Mariners vs. Dodgers ⚾️
Published September 7, 2023
Published August 31st | Updated September 7th
📆 Friday, September 15th
📍 T-Mobile Park: 1250 1st Ave S, Seattle
September 15th marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. And in Major League Baseball, it’s also Roberto Clemente Day, in honor of the Puerto Rican-born right fielder. Clemente played 18 seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he achieved 3,000 hits, won the World Series twice, was a 15-time All-Star player and a 12-time Golden Glove winner, and was a hero to millions. Then on New Year’s Eve, 1972, the charity-minded player set off for Nicaragua to assist with earthquake relief when the cargo plane malfunctioned and crashed into the Atlantic, killing everyone onboard. He was 38 years old.
There’s no telling how else he’d change the world were it not for his untimely death, but he and his legacy are far greater than the circumstances of his passing. His litany of broken records, MLB firsts, and Top 100 Players of All Time list placements tell the story of not just an unstoppable athlete but also an incredible human being. Heck, the Baseball Hall of Fame changed their entire process on account of his memory, making him the first Caribbean and Latin American player to be inducted into the organization.
The Mariners have a challenge that night as they face off against the Dodgers, who are on fire and, at the time of writing this, the second-best National League team after the Atlanta Braves. As you witness a longtime dynasty go up against the team that Griffey built (and Martinez, Hernández, Canó, and Rodríguez), remember one of the greats who paved the way.
🎟 COMMUNITY NIGHT 🎟
- Specially priced $65 Club Level, $46 Main Level, and $18 View Level tickets
- Deadline to purchase: Thursday, September 14th – 5 p.m.