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Joe Coleman (baseball, born 1922)

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Joseph Patrick Coleman (July 30, 1922 – April 9, 1997) was an American professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1942 to 1955 for the Philadelphia Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, and Detroit Tigers. The native of Medford, Massachusetts was the father of Joe Coleman, a major league pitcher for 15 seasons from 1965 to 1979 and a two-time 20-game winner, and the grandfather of Casey Coleman, a pitcher with the Chicago Cubs and the Kansas City Royals since 2010.

Joe Coleman
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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
MLB statistics
Win–loss record52–76
Earned run average4.38
Career highlights and awards

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 Fort Myers, Florida at the age of 74, in 1997.

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