Joe Coleman (baseball, born 1922)
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.
|Born: July 30, 1922|
|Died: April 9, 1997 (aged 74)|
Fort Myers, Florida
|September 19, 1942, for the Philadelphia Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 7, 1955, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Earned run average||4.38|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors), or Retrosheet
- Joe Coleman at SABR (Baseball BioProject)
- Joe Coleman at Baseball Library
- Joe Coleman at Find a Grave
|This biographical article relating to an American baseball pitcher born in the 1920s is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|