Who is Denise Nolden? Claudell Washington’s Wife
Denise Nolden is best known for being the second wife of Claudell Washington, an outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Oakland Athletics, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees and California Angels. He is reported to have died on June 10, 2020, from prostate cancer at the age of 65.
Denise Nolden & Claudell Washington
Denise & Washington were married in the late 90s. In 2004, Washington was running a construction company in Oakland and was married to Denise Nolden, president of Contra Costa College in San Pablo, California.
He was previously married to Cynthia Anita Callaway. The couple had three children, Camille Snowden, Claudell Washington III, and Crystal, who died in 2007. Except for A’s alumni reunion events, he largely remained out of the spotlight.
Claudell Washington Death & Cause
Claudell Washington died on June 10, 2020, from prostate cancer at the age of 65. Washington battled illness for several years, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
“This is bad news. He was a super guy. I really enjoyed having him,’’ Bucky Dent told The Post from Florida. “He was at the end of his career [when he played for the Yankees], an older player. I really enjoyed having him. He always gave all he had.’’
Stump Merrill, who replaced Dent after 49 games in 1990, echoed Dent’s feelings for Washington.
“I got along with him very well. He liked to play, could run, defended pretty well and he had a little pop,’’ Merrill said from Maine. “He was very serviceable and a team guy. I liked him.’’