Satchel Paige. Jerry Coleman. New York Yankees. Joe DiMaggio. Prince & Cecil Fielder.

If you know anything about Satchel Paige, then you probably know that he was not always the most dependable guy. He often disappeared without notice in between starts, showed up to games late, and was notorious for often ditching his teams for a highest bidder. The fact that this article mentions Paige not being in attendance during a game between his Kansas City Monarchs and a team called Boston Navy Yard is not at all surprising.

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This last Thursday Hall of Fame broadcaster, former San Diego Padres Manger, and New York Yankees second baseman Jerry Coleman threw out the ceremonial first pitch to kick off the 2012 MLB season in San Diego. The 87 year old Coleman is one of my all-time Baseball heroes and has been the one constant member of the Padres organization for my entire life as he been with them since 1972.

I know I wrote about it before in THIS post from a couple years ago, but if you’re ever looking for a great Baseball book to read, I would suggest picking up Coleman’s autobiography “American Journey: My Life on the Field, in the Air, and on the Air.” A great book about a great guy’s life.

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I came across this photo awhile back and unfortunately I have been able to figure out who’s on the ground, knocked out cold. It’s a very interesting and frightening photo that I would like to know more about. If you happen to know the back-story on this photo and who that is on the ground, please contact me!

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Joe DiMaggio crossing home plate after what looks like a home run during his time with the San Francisco Seals, which lasted from 1932 to 1935. How about that awesome Seals uniform??

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I saw this photo floating around a few months ago and liked it so much that I felt that I had to share it again. As much as I wish Prince would have played out his career in Milwaukee, I must admit that it is very cool that he is playing for is Dad’s old team.

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~ by duaneharris19 on April 10, 2012.

One Response to “Satchel Paige. Jerry Coleman. New York Yankees. Joe DiMaggio. Prince & Cecil Fielder.”

  1. The Yankee who is lying on the ground after being beaned is Bob Porterfield, who was hit in the face by a pitch by Tigers hurler Phil Calvert on June 9, 1950. Porterfield was unconscious for 45 minutes and suffered a fractured jaw and concussion.

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