On September 30, 1972, in his final at-bat, Roberto Clemente came to the plate to lead off the 4th inning of a scoreless game at Three Rivers Stadium. “Everyone’s standing,” said Bob Prince on the KDKA radio broadcast, “and they want Bobby to get that big number 3,000.” Lunging for a curveball to the outside of the plate, Clemente connected and drove the ball to the left center gap for a double. At second base, he raised his helmet to the sparse crowd. Clemente became just the 11th player to reach 3,000 hits. After the game, he gave credit to all those who supported him since he began playing baseball, saying: "I dedicate this hit to the fans of Pittsburgh."