Saturday, September 17, 2005

Thank You For Being Most Valuable

Sad news to report...

Donn Clendenon, the MVP of the 1969 World Series, has passed away after a long battle with leukemia.

Clendenon was 70.

Being that I wasn't even a gleam in my parents' eyes in 1969, I can't be the one to wax poetic about Donn...but I do know that the mid season trade that brought Clendenon over is widely regarded as the final piece of the puzzle that put the whole miracle together.

Feel free to share your thoughts here...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yep, the arrival of graceful power hitter Donn Clendenon set the stage for the Mets' meteoric rise in the summer of '69. He was a terrific hitter, a positive clubhouse influence, and a good guy. He quickly became a fan favorite. Donn was an integral part of that wonderful summer. He'll be remembered and missed.