Congratulations to the Colonel

Jerry Coleman is more than just a baseball treasure. He embodies what's right in the American spirit. Seven decades in baseball as a player, manager and broadcaster and distinguished tours of duty as a Marine Corps pilot in both World War Two and Korea. A fine second baseman with the Yankees, he began his career working with legends Mel Allen, Red Barber and Phil Rizzuto before he returned to his native California.
This weekend, the San Diego Padres unveiled a statue of Coleman at Petco Park to salute his 40 years with the club, which still includes a part-time broadcast role. The North County Times has more details on Jerry's latest honor.


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