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Sep 17 2005 09:12 PM

Donn Clendenon

Sep 17 2005 09:17 PM


RIP to a true Mets great.

SI Metman
Sep 17 2005 09:27 PM

He's playing catch somewhere in heaven with Tommie Agee.

Sep 17 2005 09:28 PM


Sep 17 2005 09:35 PM

He was the second player, following Ken Boyer, that was my official "favorite player" as a kid. RIP.

Edgy DC
Sep 17 2005 10:05 PM


"I like working with kids," Clendenon said. "I've played major league baseball, I'm a lawyer, I've had an education, I'm an addict, so I can related to them."

His 1970 was one of my favorite secret (or underappreciated) Met years. He drove in 97 in only 121 games, essentially 3/4 of a year.

Sep 17 2005 11:17 PM


We're getting quite a Met contingent up in heaven now. We've got Tugger, Agee, and now Clendenon from the '69 team. Anybody else?

Sep 17 2005 11:29 PM

Valadius wrote:

We're getting quite a Met contingent up in heaven now. We've got Tugger, Agee, and now Clendenon from the '69 team. Anybody else?

From 69, Manager Gill Hodges as well as pitcher Cal Koonce (early 1990's) GM Johnny Murphy, and pitching coach Rube Walker, not to mention two fellas who called the action in Lindsey Nelson and Bob Murphy

All of the 86ers are still with us

From the 73 NL Champs:
Jerry May, Tug, John Milner, Bob Miller, coach Roy McMillan, GM Bob Scheffing,

From UMD:

Sep 18 2005 08:58 AM

Since he will probably never get his number retired in his honor, I propose that from now on, the place of any power hitting first baseman on the Mets be called:
The Donn Clendenon Memorial Roster Spot, or DCMRS

This name and spot is to be carried forth by edgy in his ongoing roster updates.

Anybody second the idea?


Sep 18 2005 10:53 AM

I'll second it. This is sad news.

Edgy DC
Sep 18 2005 11:49 AM

In perpetuity?

Does Beltran get to hold the Agee Memorial Power-Hitting Centerfielder Chair?

Does Graves get to hold the Throneberry Memorial What-Am-I-Doing-on-This-Roster Chair.?

I can do this.

Sep 18 2005 02:11 PM


I didnt know.

70 yrs old?

No Clendenon, no 69 miracle...........he will be missed.

Sep 18 2005 06:12 PM


Edgy DC
Sep 19 2005 08:27 AM

Holy cliches, Batman.

]Silence for Donn

The Mets held a moment of silence before the game for Donn Clendenon, a key cog on the 1969 World Series championship team who died Saturday at age 70.

"He was a pro's pro," Tom Seaver said. Art Shamsky called him "the ultimate teammate."

Sep 19 2005 08:54 AM

Not only was my son on the field for the National Anthem yesterday, but he was there for Donn's moment of silence. I found that a very special thing, especially since MK can truly appreciate the loss of the 1969 World Series MVP.

Sep 19 2005 03:44 PM

The Shea moment of silence was a lovely gesture but they kind of screwed it up by not asking everybody to stand. Thus it was actually kind of noisy. Not that that's a bad thing. As the PA announcer recalled Donn's career, and DiamondVision showed his stats, there was a heartfelt round of applause. I've always felt that's a more appropriate tribute to a fallen ballplayer.

When the semi-silence was over, the PA asked everybody to "remain" standing. Ah, Mets. Even when you mean well...