Ted William's Favorite Pilot

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    Ted William's Favorite Pilot

    Jerry Coleman has passed on. An iconic sports figure, for a variety of reasons; to wit, he and Tony Gwynn are the only ones to have statues outside of Petco Field. He's in the broadcaster's wing of the HOF.  He's - and maybe TW; are the only MLB Players to see action in WWII and the Korean War, retiring as a Marine Lt. Col. TW said he's the greatest pilot he ever saw, and they both almost perished in plane mishaps during their second stints. At 89, he was still broadcasting via a reduced schedule, and was at the 2013 OT Day. A clutch hitter and a terrific fielder, he was ROY, All-Star, WS MVP, DP Fielding Leader, and was also one of the 'October Twelve'.

     

     

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    Great read. I didn't know much about Coleman, I do recall him going from the booth to the manager's office, and thought that was strange.

     
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    Great read. I didn't know much about Coleman, I do recall him going from the booth to the manager's office, and thought that was strange.



    It was, which is why it only lasted one season; just like the last 3 Cleveland Browns coaches. The NYY wouldn't have had the success they had without him. And the Korean war stint ruined him as a player. I also met him as a kid, and listened to him growing up. He was also a charter member of Spiritof45.

     

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    In response to nhsteven's comment:
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    Jerry Coleman has passed on. An iconic sports figure, for a variety of reasons; to wit, he and Tony Gwynn are the only ones to have statues outside of Petco Field. He's in the broadcaster's wing of the HOF.  He's - and maybe TW; are the only MLB Players to see action in WWII and the Korean War, retiring as a Marine Lt. Col. TW said he's the greatest pilot he ever saw, and they both almost perished in plane mishaps during their second stints. At 89, he was still broadcasting via a reduced schedule, and was at the 2013 OT Day. A clutch hitter and a terrific fielder, he was ROY, All-Star, WS MVP, DP Fielding Leader, and was also one of the 'October Twelve'.

     

     

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/yankees-legend-war-hero-coleman-dies-89-article-1.1567084

     

     

     

    [/QUOTE]gREAT STORY .... Thanks !!!


     
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    In response to nhsteven's comment:
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    Jerry Coleman has passed on. An iconic sports figure, for a variety of reasons; to wit, he and Tony Gwynn are the only ones to have statues outside of Petco Field. He's in the broadcaster's wing of the HOF.  He's - and maybe TW; are the only MLB Players to see action in WWII and the Korean War, retiring as a Marine Lt. Col. TW said he's the greatest pilot he ever saw, and they both almost perished in plane mishaps during their second stints. At 89, he was still broadcasting via a reduced schedule, and was at the 2013 OT Day. A clutch hitter and a terrific fielder, he was ROY, All-Star, WS MVP, DP Fielding Leader, and was also one of the 'October Twelve'.

     

     

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/yankees-legend-war-hero-coleman-dies-89-article-1.1567084

     

     

     

    [/QUOTE]gREAT STORY .... Thanks !!!


    [/QUOTE]

    Ur welcome

     
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