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Monday, January 6, 2014

RIP Jerry Coleman - heck of an announcer

Jerry Coleman, who won four World Series rings with the NY Yankees and also served in both WW II and the Korean War, passed away. He was best known as the long time announcer for the San Diego Padres. He could certainly entertain. Here are ten Coleman-isms; the last one is his best known.

And Kansas City is at Chicago tonight, or is that Chicago at Kansas City? Well, no matter, Kansas City leads in the eighth, four to four.
Gaylord Perry and Willie McCovey should know each other like a book. They’ve been ex-teammates for years.
He slides into second with a stand-up double.

Benedict may not be hurt as much as he really is.

McCovey swings and misses, and it’s fouled back.

Rich Folkers is throwing up in the bullpen.

There’s a hard shot to LeMaster  - and he throws Madlock into the dugout.

Tony Gwynn, the fat batter behind Finley, is waiting.

George Hendrick simply lost that sun-blown pop up.

Winfield goes back to the wall. He hits his head on the wall and it rolls of! It’s rolling all the way back to second base! This is a terrible thing for the Padres!

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