Joe Coleman (1950s pitcher)

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Joe Coleman
Joe Coleman 1951.jpg
Pitcher
Born: (1922-07-30)July 30, 1922
Medford, Massachusetts
Died: April 9, 1997(1997-04-09) (aged 74)
Fort Myers, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 19, 1942 for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
September 7, 1955 for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
Win–loss record 52–76
Earned run average 4.38
Innings pitched 1,134
Strikeouts 444
Teams
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, 19461951 and 1953), Baltimore Orioles (19541955) and Detroit Tigers (1955). The native of Medford, Massachusetts was the father of Joe Coleman, a Major League pitcher for 15 seasons (19651979) and a two-time 20-game winner, and the grandfather of Casey Coleman, a pitcher with the Chicago Cubs since 2010.

The eldest Coleman missed the 1943–1945 seasons while serving in the United States Navy during World War II.[1] He was named to the 1948 American League All-Star Team.

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.

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