Miracle in New York

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9781575791678: Miracle in New York

Miracle in New York is the story of the 1969 New York Mets through the eyes of Donn Clendenon, who was the Most Valuable Player for the Mets in the 1969 World Series.

The book takes you from Donn's retirement after the 1968 baseball season to Donn coming back to baseball in May of 1969 and being traded to the Mets in June of 1969. Donn then tells the stories of the Mets catching the Chicago

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Donn Clendenon came up to the Pittsburgh Pirates in September, 1961 and played major league baseball for twelve years with the Pittsburgh Pirates, briefly for the Montreal Expos, the New York Mets and the St. Louis Cardinals. Donn was part of the the middle of the Pirates batting line-up called the Lumber Company which consisted of Donn, Roberto Clemente and Willie Stargel. Donn, Roberto and Willie all were named as the Most Valuable Player in the 1969, 1971, and 1979 World Series, respectively.

Donn grew up in Atlanta and received his B.S. from Morehouse College. He later obtained his Juris Doctor from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

Donn has three children, Val, Donn, Jr. and Donna. Donn and his wife, Ann, live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Donn Clendenon was a tower of strength for me. I love the man. He made me feel very capable with his performance and leadership, and when you read his book, you'll understand why. I couldn't put the book down as it evoked wonderful memories for me of that fabulous year. -- Tug McGraw-Relief Pitcher for the 1969 Mets

The 1969 Mets had great pitching, defense, and timley hitting. The team was like a puzzle that was being put together by Gil Hodges, and when Gil acquired Donn Clendenon in June of 1969, he was the final piece of the puzzle that set us in motion to pursue our World Series Championship. -- Tommie Agee--Centerfielder for the 1969 Mets

The 1969 Mets were known for the great pitching of Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Gary Gentry, Nolan Ryan, and Tug McGraw. But until Donn Clendenon showed up with his big bat, we had no chance of winning anything! -- Ron Swoboda-Rightfielder for the 1969 Mets

The Mets really got lucky when Gil Hodges and Johnny Murphy brought Donn Clendenon to New York in Juen of 1969. Although they traded for Donn to help strengthen the Mets against left-handed pitchers, he really helped us in hitting against both left-handed and right-handed pitchers and with his excellen defense. Donn was a great asset to the team because he was a team leader on the field, off the field, and especially in the clubhouse. -- Cleon Jones-Leftfielder for the 1969 Mets

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