Louis Coleman

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Louis Coleman
Louis Coleman on May 24, 2011.jpg
Coleman with the Kansas City royals
Kansas City Royals – No. 31
Born: (1986-04-04) April 4, 1986 (age 28)
Greenwood, Mississippi
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 21, 2011 for the Kansas City Royals
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record 5–4
Earned run average 3.25
Strikeouts 185
WHIP 1.26

Harold Louis Coleman III (born April 4, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball.


Coleman was born in Greenwood, Mississippi to Hal and Kathy Coleman. He graduated from Pillow Academy in Greenwood and played college baseball at Louisiana State University[1] where he and earned his agricultural business degree in May 2009.[2]

Coleman was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 5th round of the 2009 amateur draft,[3] and was called up to the majors for the first time on April 21, 2011.[4] That night, he pitched two scoreless innings against the Cleveland Indians in his major league debut.

On May 11, 2011, Coleman recorded his first Major League save by pitching a perfect 11th inning against the New York Yankees in Yankee Stadium.[5]

Coleman mostly throws a four-seam fastball (88–92) and slider (78–81), with an occasional changeup to left-handed hitters.[6]


  1. ^ "Louis Coleman Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ "#29 Louis Coleman". LSUsports.net. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Louis Coleman". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ Bullpen shuffle: Coleman in, Texeira out
  5. ^ Hosmer drives Royals to win over Yankees
  6. ^ "Brooks Baseball · Home of the PitchFX Tool - Player Card: Louis Coleman". Brooks Baseball. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 

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