American baseball playerDied when: 65 years 284 days (789 months)
Star Sign: Virgo
Claudell Washington (August 31, 1954 – June 10, 2020) was an American baseball outfielder who played seventeen seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB).He played for the Oakland Athletics, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, and California Angels from 1974 until 1990.
He batted and threw left-handed.Washington was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Oakland Athletics in 1972 and played for three of their minor league affiliates until 1974, when the Athletics promoted him to the major leagues.
He won the World Series that year and was selected as an All-Star in 1975.After spending three seasons with the organization, he was traded to the Texas Rangers.
He was subsequently dealt to the Chicago White Sox and the New York Mets.He signed with the Atlanta Braves as a free agent in 1980 and was named an All-Star again in 1984.
He later played for the New York Yankees and California Angels.He returned to the Yankees in 1990 and played his last game on June 18 that year.