• Torre eulogizes Coleman in Petco memorial

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Jan 19, 2014
    On Saturday, the Coleman family and the Padres organization gave fans an opportunity to say goodbye to their longtime voice during a public memorial at Petco Park. Hall of Fame broadcaster Jerry Coleman has been remembered with a service at Petco Park that included an F-18 flyover, a 21-gun salute and a eulogy by former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre Coleman, 89, died Jan. 5. ''If you loved baseball and your country, you loved Jerry Coleman,'' said Torre, who works for Major League Baseball and will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this summer. ''What a life, what a man. God bless him.'' He recalled he had spent 15 years in the booth and on the road with Coleman before he revealed that his Yankee years saw him roommates with Mickey Mantle. This became obvious when the man who may have known him best, his broadcast partner of 33 years, Ted Leitner, elicited tears and laughs during a eulogy of his longtime friend, someone he did more than call baseball games with on the radio.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Broadcaster Coleman honored at Petco service

      SAN DIEGO (AP) -- There was an F-18 flyover, a 21-gun salute and moving eulogies by former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre and Padres broadcaster Ted Leitner.
      Sources: CNNSI.com MLB.com
    • Jerry Coleman remembered in memorial service at Petco Park

      The city of San Diego lost an institution and the game of baseball lost a real treasure when war hero, former major leaguer and Hall of Fame broadcaster Jerry Coleman died on Jan. 5 at the age of 89. On Saturday, the Coleman family and the Padres organi…
      Source: yahoo.com

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