Quote of the Day

“I will say this, I know Bob Feller feels the same way, the highlight of my life was my time in the service. And I must tell you to this day, I’ve been in baseball for a hundred, since 1942, and that’s been great for me. I’ve been a broadcaster for over 45 years. And the reason I became a broadcaster is because I didn’t want to get a job. You talk your way through life. So basically, that’s pretty much my story. But the one thing I must tell you, you have to do, surround yourself with good players, they don’t notice how bad you really are.”

-World War II and Korean War veteran Lt. Col. Jerry Coleman at the American Veterans Center’s 2008 conference. Col. Coleman is the announcer for the San Diego Padres. He enjoyed a nine-year career with the New York Yankees, appearing in six World Series.

Purchase Col. Coleman’s book An American Journey: My Life on the Field, In the Air, and on the Air or hear Col. Coleman talk about his book on the San Diego Padres website.

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