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World Series MVP Donn Clendenon Was A Member Of Kappa Alpha Psi

Did you know that African American baseball icon Donn Clendenon was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi? Clendenon pledged the Pi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Donn Clendenon was a Major League first baseman born in Neosho, Missouri. Six months after he was born his father passed away from leukemia. His mother remarried a Negro League Baseball player named Nish Williams. Williams took Clendenon under his wing and trained him in the sport of baseball. Williams was the coach for nearly every team that Clendenon played for.

Donn attended Morehouse Colege where he became a twelve-time letterman in football, basketball, and baseball. He tried out for the Pirates in 1957 and signed as a free agent afterward. Clendenon had a successful career in Major League Baseball. He was awarded World Series MVP after signing with the New York Mets.

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