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Cleon Jones

Cleon Jones (Baseball.  Born, Plateau, AL, Aug. 4, 1942.)  A sometimes-indifferent fielder who was once removed from a game for failure to hustle, Cleon Joseph Jones set a team record that stood for nearly thirty years by hitting .340 in 1969.  Probably the first genuine star ever developed by the Mets, Jones joined the Mets […]

Donn Clendenon

Donn Clendenon (Baseball.  Born, Neosho, Mo., July 15, 1935; died, Sioux Falls, SD, Sept. 17, 2005.)  Acquired from Montreal at the trading deadline (June 15) in 1969, Donn Alvin Clendenon not only helped the Mets win the pennant but was a crucial part of the club’s stunning World Series victory.  Clendenon hit 12 homers and […]

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