Jerry Coleman, Marine Combat Pilot, Fought In Two Wars, Played For The Yankees.

by Daniel Russ on April 10, 2012

Jerry Coleman, Pilot Pro Baseball Player

Jerry Coleman, Pilot Pro Baseball Player

 

He played for the Yankees and the Padres. He played in six World Series and won four of them. He batted a lifetime .263. He had 558 hits and 217 runs batted in. Coleman was an American League All-Star, and won the Most Valuable Player in the 1950 World Series, when the Yankees swept the Philadelphia Phillies. He also flew the Douglas SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber during World War II and the F4U Corsair in Korea. He flew 120 combat missions and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps. He also had a great career as a sports broadcaster.

 

He was awarded two Distinguished Flying Crosses, 13 Air Medals, and three Navy Citations during his tenure as a combat pilot.

 

Jerry Coleman, Yankee, Fighter Pilot

Jerry Coleman, Yankee, Fighter Pilot

 

F4U Corsair

F4U Corsair

 

 

He is still around.

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