The Pirates released a statement Friday that Vera Clemente, the widow of Hall of Famer and humanitarian Roberto Clemente, was hospitalized and in "delicate health."
"We ask all fans to join our Pirates family in sending thoughts and prayers at this difficult time to Vera and the entire Clemente family," the Pirates tweeted.
Vera Clemente, Pirates and MLB Goodwill Ambassador & wife of the great Roberto Clemente, is in delicate health and has been hospitalized.
We ask all fans to join our Pirates family in sending thoughts and prayers at this difficult time to Vera and the entire Clemente family. pic.twitter.com/hE1RY4PRys
Vera serves as the chairwoman of the Roberto Clemente Foundation and is a goodwill ambassador for Major League Baseball. The Roberto Clemente Foundation's focus is on relief efforts for areas stricken by recent disasters and long-term poverty so they can "spread Roberto’s legacy of faith, love, and service to thousands of needy people all over the world."
She was at PNC Park as recently as Sept. 18, when she presented the Roberto Clemente award to this year's Pirates recipient, Trevor Williams.
Tonight, @MeLlamoTrevor was joined on the field with Vera and Lorna Clemente as they presented him with the Pirates 2019 Clemente Award. #ClementeDay