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Former Yankee, Broadcaster Jerry Coleman Dead at 89

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Former New York Yankee and Hall of Fame broadcaster Jerry Coleman has died.

A friend tells the Associated Press that Coleman had recently undergone surgery for bleeding in the brain.

Coleman made his major league debut as a second baseman with the Yankees in 1949.

A year later, he was an All-Star and was named World Series MVP as Yankees swept the Phillies.

He also served as a Marine Corps pilot during World War II and in Korea.

Coleman retired from baseball in 1957 and became a broadcaster for the San Diego Padres in 1972.

He spent four decades as their radio voice and managed the team for one season in 1980.

Coleman received the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting from the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005.

Jerry Coleman was 89 years old.

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