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Early life[ edit ] Six months after Clendenon was born in Neosho, Missourihis father, Claude, died from leukemia. Claude Clendenon was a mathematics and psychology professor and chairman of the mathematics department at Langston Universityan all-black school in Langston, Oklahoma. Clendenon's mother, Helen, demanded high academic achievement from her son.
When he was only 6 years old, Clendenon's mother married former Negro Leagues baseball player Nish Williams. Williams served as a coach on virtually every baseball team that Clendenon played on, including his college team at Atlanta's Morehouse Collegeand his semi-pro career with the Atlanta Black Crackers.
Morehouse College[ edit ] Clendenon graduated as a letterman in nine sports at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta, Georgiaand received a host of scholarship offers. He was prepared to attend UCLA on a scholarship until some coaches from Morehouse College in Atlanta visited his mother, and convinced her that he should attend a school closer to home.
Morehouse College was and is one of the premier academic institutions for young African-American men. Just before Clendenon arrived inthe freshman class were assigned "Big Brothers" to help the students acclimate themselves to Morehouse and college life. Although the policy had ended when he arrived, a Morehouse graduate volunteered to be Clendenon's big brother.
His name was Martin Luther King, Jr.
Clendenon, however, decided he wanted to teach, and began teaching fourth grade upon graduation. Williams convinced Clendenon to attend a Pittsburgh Pirates try-out camp inand he signed with the team as an amateur free agent shortly afterwards. Major League Baseball career[ edit ] Pittsburgh Pirates[ edit ] After five seasons in the minor leagues, Clendenon made his major league debut with Pittsburgh in as a September call-up.
In his rookie season,Clendenon batted. Following the season, the Pirates traded first baseman Dick Stuart to the Boston Red Sox in order to open a position for Clendenon. He responded by batting.
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Clendenon drove in 96 and 98 in andrespectively, and became a member of Pittsburgh's famed "Lumber Company" although the term "Lumber Company was not actually used until the s[ citation needed ] along with Willie Stargell and Roberto Clemente.
He also earned a reputation as a "free swinger" as he led the league in strikeouts in andand finished second in and third in Splitting time with Ed Kranepool at first base, Clendenon's numbers with the Mets did not improve immediately over those he put up with the Expos.
Slowly, however, Clendenon's batting average began to rise; on August 30, Clendenon hit a 10th-inning home run against the San Francisco Giants to give the Mets the 3—2 win. On September 24, Clendenon swung the big bat against the St. Louis Cardinals with a three-run home run and a solo shot to clinch the NL East.
Clendenon appeared in four of the five games, missing only Game 3. He went 2 for 4 in Game 1, scoring the Mets' only run in their 4—1 loss. The Orioles were ahead 3—0 in Game 5 when Cleon Jones led off the sixth inning.Part 1: Early Years. Martin Luther King, Jr.
was born on Jan. 15, He was the son and the grandson of a pastor, so it is perhaps no surprise that he became a pastor as well. He also became a leader of the civil rights movements and one of the most famous people America has ever produced.
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