Joe Coleman (1950s pitcher)
July 30, 1922|
|Died: April 9, 1997
Fort Myers, Florida
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|September 19, 1942 for the Philadelphia Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 7, 1955 for the Detroit Tigers|
|Earned run average||4.38|
|Career highlights and awards|
Joseph Patrick Coleman (July 30, 1922 – April 9, 1997) was an American professional baseball player. A right-hander, he was a pitcher in the Major Leagues for the Philadelphia Athletics (1942, 1946–1951 and 1953), Baltimore Orioles (1954–1955) and Detroit Tigers (1955). The native of Medford, Massachusetts was the father of Joe Coleman, a Major League pitcher for 15 seasons (1965–1979) and a two-time 20-game winner, and the grandfather of Casey Coleman, a pitcher with the Chicago Cubs since 2010.
He finished 19th in voting for the 1954 American League MVP for having a 13–17 Win-Loss record, 33 Games, 32 Games Started, 15 Complete Games, 4 Shutouts, 221 ⅓ Innings Pitched, 184 Hits Allowed, 102 Runs Allowed, 86 Earned Runs Allowed, 16 Home Runs Allowed, 96 Walks Allowed, 103 Strikeouts, 3 Hit Batsmen, 1 Wild Pitch, 912 Batters Faced and a 3.50 ERA.
In 10 seasons he had a 52–76 Win-Loss record, 223 Games, 140 Games Started, 60 Complete Games, 11 Shutouts, 55 Games Finished, 6 Saves, 1,134 Innings Pitched, 1,172 Hits Allowed, 616 Runs Allowed, 552 Earned Runs Allowed, 92 Home Runs Allowed, 566 Walks Allowed, 444 Strikeouts, 13 Hit Batsmen, 19 Wild Pitches, 4,993 Batters Faced, 3 Balks and a 4.38 ERA.
He died in Ft. Myers, Florida at the age of 74.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
- Baseball Library
- Joe Coleman at Find a Grave
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