Born in Barrio San Anton in Carolina, Puerto Rico, August 18, 1934. Played right field 18 seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates, 1955-1972. One of only four MLB players to have won 10 or more golden gloves titles (he had 12) and a .300+ lifetime batting average. Led the Pirates to two World Series victories (1960 and 1971).
Spent much of his time during the off-season in charity work. He would always make it a point to visit children's hospitals in the cities he played in. Died in a plane crash off the coast of Isla Verde, Puerto Rico on December 31, 1972 while en route to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.