Jerry Coleman, legendary baseball player and announcer – and combat Marine Corps pilot – passed away this week. For all of those who watched him and heard his voice, his passing brings sadness and a sense that we have lost an old friend. Here are two tributes to him – one a video and one an article – that tell some of his story.
Article by Richard Justice (click here)
A more complete biography can be read here.
Those of us who ever heard him announce will remember his two catch phrases:
“You can hang a star on that one!”
Well Colonel, you can hang a star on your life, service, and career. Rest well and Semper Fidelis.
Thanks, Jeff. As a Yankees fan (from the west coast) as a youngster and a Padres fan more than once, the video, especially, but also the write-up brings tears. God Bless you, Colonel Coleman, and you, brother Jeff.