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Jan 5, 2014
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Hall of Fame broadcaster, Yankees legend Jerry Coleman dies at 89

SAN DIEGO (AP)

Hall of Fame broadcaster Jerry Coleman, a former second baseman for the New York Yankees who interrupted his pro career to fly as a Marine Corps pilot in World War II and Korea, died Sunday after a brief illness, the San Diego Padres said. He was 89.

Coleman spent more than four decades with the Padres as a broadcaster. He managed the team in 1980.

Padres president Mike Dee said Coleman died at a hospital Sunday afternoon. He said the team was notified by Coleman's wife, Maggie. Dee said the team had no other details.

"It's a sad day," Padres manager Bud Black said. "We're losing a San Diego icon. He's going to be missed."

The Padres planned to keep Coleman's statue at Petco Park open until 11:3...

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