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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.
|Born: December 18, 1906|
|Died: March 24, 1972 (aged 65)|
|April 28, 1927, for the Washington Senators|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 28, 1945, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Earned run average||4.65|
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.
Coffman died in Athens, Alabama, at the age of 65.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors), or Retrosheet
- Baseball Library
- Dick Coffman at Find a Grave
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