Joseph Donald Clements (1931-2014)
Joseph Donald Clements, of Ray City, GA attended North Georgia College – Georgia’s Military College – in the early 1950s on a baseball scholarship.
Like others of the Clements family, he was a talented athlete (see J.I. Clements, Jr – Georgia Southern Hall of Famer , Ray City Baseball) and among the NGC Cadets he earned the nickname “the Ray City Flash.” He was a team manager for the NGC baseball team for one year, then played for three years, starting at second base.
The Nashville Herald
May 11, 1950
Donald Clements at Shortstop for North Georgia College Team
Donald Clements of Ray City, star second baseman for the Nashville Vols last season, is now playing shortstop for the North Georgia College team at Dahlonega, it was learned this week. He is leading the team in hitting with a .433 percentage in 14 games.
Young Clements was granted a scholarship to the Dahlonega school last summer because of his baseball ability.
When school is out later this month he plans to return to the Nashville team, possibly taking over shortstop which would send Marvin Roberts, present shortstop to third base to replace Jim Swindle who would go to the outfield, his regular position.
Transcription courtesy of Skeeter Parker
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