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Raymond Leroy Coleman (June 4, 1922 – September 19, 2010) was a professional baseball outfielder. He played five seasons in Major League Baseball, between 1947 and 1952, for the St. Louis Browns (three separate stints), Philadelphia Athletics, and Chicago White Sox.

Ray Coleman
Ray Coleman 1951.jpg
Born: (1922-06-04)June 4, 1922
Dunsmuir, California
Died: September 19, 2010(2010-09-19) (aged 88)
Norman, Oklahoma
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 22, 1947, for the St. Louis Browns
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1952, for the St. Louis Browns
MLB statistics
Batting average.258
Home runs20
Runs batted in199

Signed by the Browns as an amateur free agent in 1940, Coleman made his major league debut in 1947. Coleman put together two consecutive years with 20-plus doubles (25 in 1950 and 24 in 1951), while finishing second in the American League with 12 triples in 1951. He compiled 146 hits with 76 runs driven in during the 1951 season.[1]

A retired bookkeeper, Coleman died September 19, 2010, at age 88.[2][unreliable source?]


  1. ^ Ray Coleman, Find a Grave, September 22, 2010
  2. ^ Ray Coleman Obituary, The Oklahoman, September 21, 2010

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