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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.
Category: The 20th Century