Sunday, January 5, 2014

Rest In Peace, "The Colonel," Jerry Coleman

He schooled Phil Rizzuto through his first days of broadcasting. He helped Billy Martin become a major league infielder. He never spoke ill of players. He brought a grace to the booth that was based on the understanding that baseball is a game, and games are supposed to be fun.

He was a Yankee second baseman from back in the days when Yankee second basemen actually showed loyalty.

Jerry Coleman died today. Even though he spent most of his life in San Diego, I'd like to think he's inducted into Heaven wearing a Yankee cap.

1 comment:

John M said...

So long, Choo Choo. It was nice listening to ya.