Lest we forget: Jerry Coleman — Update

January 6, 2014 · 0 comments

Former player Jerry Coleman had been broadcasting Padres games on the radio since 1972.The ex-Yankee favorite and member of the Greatest Generation who — like Ted Williams — served as a decorated aviator in both World War II and Korea, passed away following complications from a fall at the age of 89.

Coleman played for only nine seasons, gaining All-Star Status in 1950. He went on to become a popular broadcaster. He published An American Journey: My Life On the Field, In the Air, and On the Air, co-written with Richard Goldstein, in 2008.

I’m interested in seeing who will write the NY Times obituary, which usually falls to Goldstein or Bruce Weber when it comes to baseball figures.

UPDATE: I was wrong on both counts: the Times‘ obituary was written by George Vecsey.

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