sam's notes

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

 
....N.Y. Times obit on Donn Clendenon, MVP of the Miracle Mets 1969 World Series victory.

Interesting note on his life after baseball:

"Clendenon grew up in Atlanta and graduated from Morehouse College in 1956. He obtained a law degree from Duquesne University in 1978, then practiced law in Dayton, Ohio. But at age 50 he became addicted to cocaine.

"'I was 49 turning 50; that was kind of like a birthday present for me,' he told William C. Rhoden of The New York Times in February 2000, recalling his descent into drug addiction. 'I was hooked immediately.'

"He eventually entered a drug rehabilitation facility in Ogden, Utah, then moved to Sioux Falls, where he was general counsel for Interstate Audit Corporation and worked as a chemical dependency counselor. 'I had to go to a place where I could change my environment, my associates and everything else,' he said."


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