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RIP Jerry Coleman

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by mpcincal, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member


    Former Yankee, 1949 Rookie of the Year and 1950 World Series MVP, World War II bomber pilot, and of course longtime Padres broadcaster (and one-year Padres manager).

    Spent a lot of time listening to him during my years in San Diego, and, I'll be the first to say, not the best announcer (known more for his on-air statements that didn't come out quite right), but from everyone I ever heard talk or write about him, he was a first-class human being.

    A day that was shaping up to be one of the best in San Diego sports history (with the Chargers, and then the Aztecs beating Kansas in basketball), this makes it a bit less celebratory.
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    "There's a fly ball, deep to right field! Winfield is going back, back, back, he hits his head against the wall! It's rolling away!"
  3. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

  4. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    I'm sure there will be a few of those on this thread, YF. My favorite has always been "Rich Folkers is throwing up in the bullpen."

    And for balance, a combined 137 missions flown combined between WWII and Korea, and one crash he survived. I salute you, sir!
  5. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Rest in Peace.

    My first memory of him... he was the "MGR." on my 1980 San Diego Padres Topps team card.

    Ron Burgundy could deliver the eulogy.
  6. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Sad news. Great guy who deserves to be remembered for so much more than malapropisms.

  7. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    I didn't know anything at all about his military career. Two Distinguished Flying Crosses? Damn. RIP.
  8. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Musical tribute from Tim Flannery, ex-Pads and now-Giants coach:

  9. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    Nice job by Bill Center:

  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

  11. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    "(Dave) Winfield goes back to the wall, he hits his head on the wall and it rolls off! It's rolling all the way back to second base. This is a terrible thing for the Padres."
  12. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Damn... RIP, Mr. Coleman.
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