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Samuel Richard Coffman (December 18, 1906 – March 24, 1972) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher with the Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns, New York Giants, Boston Bees and Philadelphia Phillies between 1927 and 1945. Coffman batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Veto, Alabama. Coffman's brother, Slick, also pitched in the major leagues.

Dick Coffman
Born: (1906-12-18)December 18, 1906
Veto, Alabama
Died: March 24, 1972(1972-03-24) (aged 65)
Athens, Alabama
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 28, 1927, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
June 28, 1945, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Win–loss record72–95
Earned run average4.65


In a 15-season career, Coffman posted a 72–95 record with a 4.65 ERA and 38 saves in 472 appearances (132 as a starter). In 1938, he led the National League in appearances (51), saves (12) and games finished (35). His only ejection in Major League Baseball (MLB) came on August 15, 1934, when he was ejected by homeplate umpire Harry Geisel for arguing balls and strikes.[1]


Coffman died in Athens, Alabama, at the age of 65.

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  1. ^ "Boston Red Sox 6, St. Louis Browns 2". August 15, 1934. Retrieved October 9, 2019.