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Donn Clendenon's and Charlie Williams' obituaries...

Item # 672326

September 18, 2005

LOS ANGELES TIMES, September 18, 2005

* Charlie Williams's and Donn Clendenon's obituaries
* MLB and Black Americana interest

Page B14 has: "Donn Clendenon, 70; Mets' 1969 World Series MVP" (for the "Miracle Mets), which tells of his recent death. A photo is included.

Directly above Clendenon's obituary is the death report of Charlie Williams which has the heading: "Charlie Williams 61; First Black Home-Plate World Series Umpire", which includes a photo of him as well. Note: Charlie, as mentioned in the heading, was the first Black Umpire to officiate behind home plate in a World Series - which also turned out to be the longest game in World Series history. He also was the only umpire to eject the mild-mannered Steve Garvey. An image is also included (see photos).

The issue includes all major sections and is in very good condition.

Item from Catalog 298 (released for September, 2020)...

Category: The 20th Century