Coleman, Gerald “Jerry” Francis

02 Jan 2010

Jerry Coleman

Jerry Coleman is a living legend both on and off the baseball diamond. This picture, taken at Yankee Stadium on April 1, 1952, is of Jerry announcing to the crowd, and his teammates flanked behind him, that he would leaving the team to serve as a Marine fighter pilot in the Korean War. Coleman would miss most of the 1952 and 1953 seasons serving his country while completing 67 combat missions. The remarkable thing is that it was Jerry’s SECOND tour of active duty! He had previously flown in 54 combat missions during World War II over the Philippine Islands, making him the only major league player to have scene combat duty in two different wars. Despite losing 4 years of his career to his country’s calling, he still distinguished himself at second base winning the AP Rookie of the Year Award in 1949, and contributed to four World Series Championships with the Yankees, even being named the series MVP in 1950. Still broadcasting for the San Diego Padres, it is an honor and a privilege to be able to share time with this living American hero. Thank you, Jerry, for all that you have given and continue to give to our our country, and its greatest game.

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