On Dec. 31, 1972, Pirates Right Fielder Roberto Clemente died when cargo plane he had chartered crashed into ocean off of Puerto Rico immediately after takeoff. It was carrying aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Body of the pilot and part of the fuselage were found. Teammate & close friend Manny Sanguillén was only Pirates player not to attend memorial service, choosing instead to dive where plane crashed in effort to find teammate. Clemente's body was never recovered.