Got the Word tonight on the death of former Page Pirates’ assistant baseball coach and very good friend to the Greensboro Baseball Community

He was a fair man, and if the fair came to town, and they had a baseball throwing contest set up, he would be there, and he might just take home the Top Prize…

If he was a prizefighter, he would have been a heavyweight champion…He again was tough, but he was fair…

As an attorney, you could see his sign/name on a building there on Friendly Avenue, in downtown Greensboro, for many years…

As a baseball man, he was an assistant coach for the local Page Pirates baseball team for several years/seasons…

He had two children that I remember well, and that would be Hal and Anne..Hal loved baseball from time he was big enough, and old enough to hold a bat, and to throw a ball…

Anne suffered an injury and she was paralyzed, as she was entering her early 20’s, and it may have been the result of a swimming accident, I don’t remember all of the details, but he loved his kids, and he would take them to the old Greensboro Hornets games every day of the week, and twice on Sunday, if they had a doubleheader scheduled…

He used to have Hal in the Greensboro Batting Center taking hitting lessons or taking extra batting practice, or Hal might just be collecting more baseball cards…

He once owned a part interest in the Greensboro Hornets baseball team…A small part, but he still had a keen interest in baseball, at all times of his life…

And tonight/today/this morning, the news is not good…You hate to lose the good ones…But, here is the word I got tonight, by way of text, from former Page Pirates, and former Grimsley Whirlies, and current Walkertown Wolfpack head baseball coach, William Hardin…

Sorry to let you know, Harry Clendenin, former Page High School assistant baseball coach-passed away today!!! He was an awesome man!!! He was a True Page Pirate, and a GREAT friend-he will be missed!!!

I really enjoyed having him on staff-we had so many laughs, and we won a ton of big games together!!!

I cannot say enough about how he was supportive of our baseball program!!!

His son Hal played for me back in the 90’s and contributed significantly to our teams that were ranked in state, year-in, and year-out!!!

Sad day today, for all Harry Clendenin fans…..

William Hardin

from GreensboroSports.com:RIP Harry Clendenin
And godspeed to all of Harry’s family and friends…..
(Coach Hardin, Coach Randy Norris, and Coach Harry Clendenin were True Page Pirate baseball men, back during those special times of Page Pirate Baseball.)