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:...