Remembering MLB legend and military veteran Jerry Coleman

Radio Broadcaster Jerry Coleman of the San Diego Padres poses for a portrait in the broadcasting booth prior to the game against the San Francisco Giants at Petco Park on August 18, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Andy Hayt/San Diego Padres/Getty Images)

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The baseball world received sad news on Sunday when the San Diego Padres announced that longtime broadcaster and 2005 Ford C. Frick Award winner Jerry Coleman died at the age of 89. During his wonderful and full life, Coleman played and excelled at many roles in baseball. That includes a playing career that spanned nine seasons (1949-57), all of which were spent as an infielder with the New York Yankees. He finished third in the Rookie of the Year voting in 1949 and made an all-star appearance in 1950. When all was said and done, Coleman finished with a .263 career average to go along with 16 home runs and 217 RBIs.
Mark Townsend

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