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Donn Alvin Clendenon

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 209 lb.

Born: July 15, 1935 in Neosho, MO
High School: Booker T. Washington HS (Atlanta, GA)
Schools: Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA), Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA)
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1957. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 22, 1961 (Age 26.069, 9,517th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1962 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Mets/Cardinals/Expos 1961-1972

Final Game: August 5, 1972 (Age 37.021)
Died: September 17, 2005 in Sioux Falls, SD
Cremated
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 24, 2014 8:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #811. Rick Dempsey… #812. Duke Farrell… #813. Don Mincher… #814. DONN CLENDENON… #815. Wally Post… #816. Ron LeFlore… #817. Pinky Whitney… 

Standard Batting

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1961 25 PIT NL 9 40 35 7 11 1 1 0 2 0 0 5 10 .314 .400 .400 .800 115 14 0 0 0 0 0 /97
1962 26 PIT NL 80 251 222 39 67 8 5 7 28 16 4 26 58 .302 .376 .477 .853 127 106 3 1 1 1 3 37/9 RoY-2
1963 27 PIT NL 154 614 563 65 155 28 7 15 57 22 13 39 136 .275 .326 .430 .756 116 242 14 5 3 4 3 *3
1964 28 PIT NL 133 492 457 53 129 23 8 12 64 12 8 26 96 .282 .321 .446 .767 115 204 10 2 3 4 2 *3
1965 29 PIT NL 162 676 612 89 184 32 14 14 96 9 9 48 128 .301 .351 .467 .818 129 286 10 5 1 10 7 *3/5
1966 30 PIT NL 155 629 571 80 171 22 10 28 98 8 7 52 142 .299 .358 .520 .878 141 297 14 2 1 3 7 *3
1967 31 PIT NL 131 518 478 46 119 15 2 13 56 4 4 34 107 .249 .298 .370 .668 91 177 15 1 1 4 4 *3
1968 32 PIT NL 158 645 584 63 150 20 6 17 87 10 3 47 163 .257 .309 .399 .708 114 233 14 1 5 8 4 *3
1969 33 TOT NL 110 362 331 45 82 11 1 16 51 3 4 25 94 .248 .303 .432 .735 103 143 9 2 2 2 5 37/89
1969 33 MON NL 38 136 129 14 31 6 1 4 14 0 2 6 32 .240 .272 .395 .667 85 51 6 0 0 1 1 3/789
1969 33 NYM NL 72 226 202 31 51 5 0 12 37 3 2 19 62 .252 .321 .455 .777 114 92 3 2 2 1 4 3/7
1970 34 NYM NL 121 443 396 65 114 18 3 22 97 4 1 39 91 .288 .348 .515 .863 129 204 15 1 0 7 4 3 MVP-13
1971 35 NYM NL 88 288 263 29 65 10 0 11 37 1 2 21 78 .247 .302 .411 .713 102 108 12 1 0 3 3 3
1972 36 STL NL 61 154 136 13 26 4 0 4 9 1 2 17 37 .191 .279 .309 .588 68 42 7 0 0 1 4 3
12 Yrs 1362 5112 4648 594 1273 192 57 159 682 90 57 379 1140 .274 .328 .442 .771 117 2056 123 21 17 47 46
162 Game Avg. 162 608 553 71 151 23 7 19 81 11 7 45 136 .274 .328 .442 .771 117 245 15 2 2 6 5
PIT (8 yrs) 982 3865 3522 442 986 149 53 106 488 81 48 277 840 .280 .332 .443 .775 119 1559 80 17 15 34 30
NYM (3 yrs) 281 957 861 125 230 33 3 45 171 8 5 79 231 .267 .328 .469 .797 118 404 30 4 2 11 11
STL (1 yr) 61 154 136 13 26 4 0 4 9 1 2 17 37 .191 .279 .309 .588 68 42 7 0 0 1 4
MON (1 yr) 38 136 129 14 31 6 1 4 14 0 2 6 32 .240 .272 .395 .667 85 51 6 0 0 1 1

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1961 25 PIT NL 9 40 1 0 0 1 -0 2 0.2 1 4 0.4 .526 .501 0.2 0.1 2 /97
1962 26 PIT NL 80 251 8 1 1 1 -4 7 0.7 9 16 1.6 .508 .504 1.5 -0.3 15 37/9 RoY-2
1963 27 PIT NL 154 614 10 -2 -0 -1 -9 -2 -0.1 23 22 2.3 .499 .499 2.3 -1.0 22 *3
1964 28 PIT NL 133 492 10 -1 -1 -0 -7 2 0.3 19 20 2.2 .501 .501 2.1 -0.7 21 *3
1965 29 PIT NL 162 676 22 -4 0 -5 -9 4 0.4 25 30 3.0 .503 .503 3.7 -1.6 35 *3/5
1966 30 PIT NL 155 629 29 -0 -1 -7 -9 12 1.5 23 35 3.8 .509 .509 4.5 -1.7 42 *3
1967 31 PIT NL 131 518 -3 -0 -2 -2 -7 -14 -1.5 19 5 0.4 .488 .490 0.4 -0.9 6 *3
1968 32 PIT NL 158 645 8 0 -1 12 -9 10 1.6 22 32 3.9 .508 .508 2.1 0.5 21 *3
1969 33 MON NL 38 136 -2 -0 -1 -1 -2 -6 -0.7 5 -2 -0.2 .482 .496 -0.1 -0.3 -0 $50,000 3/789
1969 33 NYM NL 72 226 3 -2 -0 -2 -3 -4 -0.4 8 4 0.4 .494 .497 0.6 -0.5 6 3/7
1970 34 NYM NL 121 443 14 3 -2 4 -5 14 1.5 15 29 3.0 .512 .509 2.5 -0.1 25 $60,000 3 MVP-13
1971 35 NYM NL 88 288 -0 -1 -2 -2 -4 -9 -1.0 10 1 0.0 .488 .494 0.2 -0.6 3 3
1972 36 STL NL 61 154 -6 -2 -1 -2 -2 -12 -1.4 5 -7 -0.9 .477 .491 -0.7 -0.4 -5 3
12 Seasons 1362 5112 93 -8 -7 -4 -69 4 1.1 184 188 19.9 .500 .501 19.3 -7.4 192 $110,000
PIT (8 yrs) 982 3865 85 -6 -2 -1 -53 22 3.1 141 163 17.7 .502 .502 16.9 -5.6 164
NYM (3 yrs) 281 957 16 -0 -3 0 -12 1 0.1 33 34 3.4 .500 .501 3.2 -1.2 34 $60,000
STL (1 yr) 61 154 -6 -2 -1 -2 -2 -12 -1.4 5 -7 -0.9 .477 .491 -0.7 -0.4 -5
MON (1 yr) 38 136 -2 -0 -1 -1 -2 -6 -0.7 5 -2 -0.2 .482 .496 -0.1 -0.3 -0 $50,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1969 ❍ MVP 33 NYM NL WS BAL W 4 16 14 4 5 1 0 3 4 0 0 2 6 .357 .438 1.071 1.509 15 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 4 16 14 4 5 1 0 3 4 0 0 2 6 .357 .438 1.071 1.509 15 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1961 PIT NL 25 OF 8 8 8 78.1 16 15 1 0 0 1.000 1 18 1.84 2.00 .977 2.16 2.14
1961 PIT NL 25 RF 7 7 7 69.1 13 12 1 0 0 1.000 0 9 1.69 1.86 .974 1.93 1.91
1961 PIT NL 25 LF 1 1 1 9.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 93 4.00 4.00 .972 1.90 1.90
1962 PIT NL 26 1B 52 41 39 378.1 410 382 24 4 44 .990 -1 -3 9.66 7.81 .990 9.79 9.70 RoY-2
1962 PIT NL 26 OF 19 18 8 142.2 35 32 1 2 0 .943 2 17 2.08 1.74 .974 2.07 2.05 RoY-2
1962 PIT NL 26 LF 17 17 8 130.2 34 31 1 2 0 .941 2 18 2.20 1.88 .968 1.81 1.80 RoY-2
1962 PIT NL 26 RF 2 1 0 12.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0.75 0.50 .980 1.88 1.90 RoY-2
1963 PIT NL 27 1B 151 146 146 1324.0 1583 1450 118 15 154 .991 -1 -1 10.66 10.38 .989 9.81 9.78
1964 PIT NL 28 1B 119 113 112 1017.2 1242 1153 75 14 116 .989 -0 -1 10.86 10.32 .990 10.02 9.95
1965 PIT NL 29 1B 158 156 150 1401.0 1719 1572 119 28 161 .984 -6 -5 10.86 10.70 .990 10.02 10.03
1965 PIT NL 29 3B 1 0 0 2.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0 300 9.00 2.00 .950 2.70 2.80
1966 PIT NL 30 1B 152 148 143 1332.1 1572 1452 96 24 182 .985 -7 -7 10.46 10.18 .989 9.90 9.89
1967 PIT NL 31 1B 123 119 112 1074.1 1303 1199 89 15 122 .988 -2 -2 10.79 10.47 .991 9.96 9.96
1968 PIT NL 32 1B 155 152 149 1388.1 1732 1587 128 17 134 .990 12 10 11.12 11.06 .992 10.09 10.12
1969 TOT NL 33 1B 82 67 61 625.2 687 632 45 10 68 .985 -3 -6 9.74 8.26 .992 9.83 9.76
1969 TOT NL 33 OF 12 10 9 89.2 20 16 2 2 2 .900 -0 -4 1.81 1.50 .973 2.02 2.01
1969 TOT NL 33 LF 10 9 8 79.0 17 13 2 2 2 .882 0 3 1.71 1.50 .963 1.70 1.68
1969 MON NL 33 1B 24 21 21 189.2 237 214 20 3 22 .987 -1 -7 11.10 9.75 .992 9.83 9.76
1969 MON NL 33 OF 11 10 9 87.2 20 16 2 2 2 .900 -0 -3 1.85 1.64 .973 2.02 2.01
1969 MON NL 33 LF 9 9 8 77.0 17 13 2 2 2 .882 0 5 1.75 1.67 .963 1.69 1.68
1969 MON NL 33 CF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
1969 MON NL 33 RF 1 1 1 9.2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -62 1.86 2.00 .975 1.86 1.80
1969 NYM NL 33 1B 58 46 40 436.0 450 418 25 7 46 .984 -2 -5 9.14 7.64 .992 9.83 9.76
1969 NYM NL 33 LF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.70
1969 NYM NL 33 OF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
1970 NYM NL 34 1B 100 96 73 826.2 791 722 62 7 72 .991 4 5 8.54 7.84 .992 9.68 9.64 MVP-13
1971 NYM NL 35 1B 72 55 54 548.2 550 505 37 8 49 .985 -2 -4 8.89 7.53 .992 9.88 9.87
1972 STL NL 36 1B 36 31 23 279.0 289 259 26 4 34 .986 -2 -8 9.19 7.92 .992 9.73 9.76
11 Seasons 1B 1200 1124 1062 10196.0 11878 10913 819 146 1136 .988 -8 -1 10.36 9.78 .991 9.92 9.89
3 Seasons OF 39 36 25 310.2 71 63 4 4 2 .944 3 11 1.94 1.72 .974 2.08 2.05
3 Seasons LF 28 27 17 218.2 55 48 3 4 2 .927 3 16 2.10 1.82 .967 1.77 1.76
3 Seasons RF 10 9 8 91.0 16 15 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.58 1.60 .974 1.92 1.90
1 Season CF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 2.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0 300 9.00 2.00 .950 2.70 2.80
12 Seasons TOT 1240 1160 1087 10508.2 11951 10976 825 150 1138 .987 -4 -1 10.11 9.52 .990 9.68 9.64
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Awards (yr lg award)
1969 WS MVP

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1970 NL (13, 8%)
0.08 Career Shares (1006th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1965 NL  .301 (10th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1966 NL  .520 (10th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1966 NL  .878 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1965 NL  162 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
1965 NL  184 (8th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1966 NL  297 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1965 NL  32 (7th)

Triples s c a p y
1964 NL  8 (8th)
1965 NL  14 (2nd)
1966 NL  10 (4th)
1968 NL  6 (8th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1965 NL  96 (9th)
1966 NL  98 (8th)
1968 NL  87 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1963 NL  136 (1st)
1965 NL  128 (3rd)
1966 NL  142 (2nd)
1967 NL  107 (6th)
1968 NL  163 (1st)
Career  1,140 (191st)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1963 NL  22 (8th)
1964 NL  12 (9th)

Singles s c a p y
1965 NL  124 (9th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1966 NL  141 (10th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1966 NL  30 (10th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1966 NL  3.1 (10th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1965 NL  60 (10th)
1966 NL  60 (8th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1965 NL  10 (1st)
1968 NL  8 (2nd)
1970 NL  7 (5th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1967 NL  15 (10th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1963 NL  13 (3rd)
1964 NL  8 (8th)
1965 NL  9 (4th)

SB % s c a p y
1962 NL  80.00 (4th)
1964 NL  60.00 (9th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1963 NL  17.8 (4th)
1964 NL  12.0 (10th)
1966 NL  12.4 (10th)
1968 NL  12.6 (5th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1966 NL  20.4 (10th)

Putoutss c a p y
1963 NL  1,450 (1st)
1964 NL  1,153 (4th)
1965 NL  1,572 (2nd)
1966 NL  1,452 (1st)
1967 NL  1,199 (4th)
1968 NL  1,587 (1st)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1965 NL  28 (2nd)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1968 NL  12 (4th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1963 NL  151 (2nd)
1965 NL  158 (2nd)
1966 NL  152 (2nd)
1967 NL  123 (5th)
1968 NL  155 (1st)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1963 NL  1,450 (1st)
1964 NL  1,153 (4th)
1965 NL  1,572 (2nd)
1966 NL  1,452 (1st)
1967 NL  1,199 (4th)
1968 NL  1,587 (1st)
Career  10,913 (97th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1963 NL  118 (1st)
1965 NL  119 (1st)
1966 NL  96 (2nd)
1967 NL  89 (3rd)
1968 NL  128 (1st)
Career  819 (80th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1963 NL  15 (2nd)
1964 NL  14 (3rd)
1965 NL  28 (1st)
1966 NL  24 (1st)
1967 NL  15 (1st)
1968 NL  17 (2nd)
1970 NL  7 (5th)
Career  146 (58th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1963 NL  154 (1st)
1964 NL  116 (3rd)
1965 NL  161 (1st)
1966 NL  182 (1st)
1967 NL  122 (1st)
1968 NL  134 (1st)
Career  1,136 (62nd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1969 NL  2 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1968 NL  12 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1963 NL  10.66 (2nd)
1964 NL  10.86 (2nd)
1965 NL  10.86 (3rd)
1966 NL  10.46 (2nd)
1967 NL  10.79 (1st)
1968 NL  11.12 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1963 NL  10.38 (1st)
1964 NL  10.32 (2nd)
1965 NL  10.70 (2nd)
1966 NL  10.18 (1st)
1967 NL  10.47 (1st)
1968 NL  11.06 (1st)
Career  9.78 (78th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1963 NL  .991 (4th)
1964 NL  .989 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1972 NL  born 1935-07-15 (10th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 33 (748), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1980), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1615), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (116th), 19.9 career WAR/19.8 7yr-peak WAR/19.9 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1969 33 Montreal Expos $50,000 ? 1970 TSN Guide Plus fringe benefits
1970 34 New York Mets $60,000 ? 12/26/70 TSN Renegotiation of old two-year deal
Career to date (may be incomplete)$110,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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