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UnforMETable, Episode 40: Claudell Washington

The talented outfielder hit ten home runs in a brief stop with the Mets—including three in one memorable game.

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Welcome to UnforMETable, an Amazin’ Avenue Audio show that looks back on less heralded, more obscure Mets players from the past.

Claudell Washington debuted in Oakland as a teenager at the tail end of the A’s early 1970s dynasty. While he never quite lived up to some predictions of a Hall of Fame level career, Washington became a solid, well-traveled offensive contributor.

His fascinating, lengthy career brought him to the Mets in 1980, where Washington had a solid half-season—including one historic three home run game that placed his name on a short list with Babe Ruth and Johnny Mize.

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