Claudell Washington Wiki – Biography
Claudell Washington was an American professional baseball player, an outfielder who spent 17 seasons in the Major League Baseball, playing for the Oakland Athletics (1974–1976), Texas Rangers (1977–1978), Chicago White Sox (1978–1980), New York Mets (1980), Atlanta Braves (1981–1986), New York Yankees (1987–1988, 1990) and California Angels (1989–1990).
Washington finished his career a .278 hitter with 1,884 hits, 334 doubles, 164 homers, 824 RBI, 926 runs, and 312 stolen bases.
Claudell Washington Age
Washington was born on August 31, 1954, in Los Angeles, California. He died on June 10, 2020, in San Francisco, California. He was 65 years old.
Claudell was married twice. He was married to his first wife Cynthia Anita Callaway. The couple had three children. He then married his second wife Denise Nolden.
Claudell and his first wife Cynthia Anita Callaway had three children together, Camille Snowden, Claudell Washington III, and Crystal. Crystal died in 2007.
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Washington was born to Jenny and Claudell Washington, Sr. He was the oldest of 4 boys and 2 girls. His parents divorced after 25 years of marriage. His brother, Donald Washington, played for three seasons in the Dodgers and A’s organizations.
Claudell Washington Death
Claudell died on June 10, 2020, at the age of 65. The Oakland Athletics announced his death in a tweet: “The A’s are saddened by the loss of World Series Champion Claudell Washington. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this time.”
The Braves also released a statement on the death of Washington and former Braves player Oscar Brown, who died on June 3, 2020. The statement read: “The Braves are deeply saddened by the passing of two former players, Oscar Brown and Claudell Washington. Part of the organizations’ first draft class after moving to Atlanta in 1966, Brown played parts of five seasons with the Braves before a knee injury cut his career short. Washington spent five and a half seasons with the Braves, helping the club to a(n) NL West title in 1982 and going to the All-Star Game in 1984. We send our sincerest condolences to both families.”
The Braves are deeply saddened by the passing of two former players, Oscar Brown and Claudell Washington. pic.twitter.com/1fboSREhSD
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 10, 2020
Cause of Death
Claudell’s cause of death was prostate cancer. He had battled prostate cancer since 2017.
Claudell’s net worth is under review.