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Catching up Trivia Tuesday 2/05/2014 San Diego Padres – Jerry Coleman trivia

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This in honor of  Padres broadcaster Jerry  Coleman who passed away in January.

1.What did Jerry Coleman do in service to our Nation during WWII and the Korean War?

a . Served as a lieutenant in the Navy

b. Served as  a lieutenant  in the Army

c. Served as a lieutenant  Colonel  in  the Marines

Ans  c. He earned medals  flying combat missions in the Marines

2. Jerry  called  games every year for Padres from 1972-2013 except 1980 when he:

a. Managed the team

b. worked for the Yankees

c. Took time off

Ans a.  A clause in his contract  allowed him to return the booth if he quit or was fired.   He played for the  Yankees from 1949-1957 calling  games for them in the 60s

3.  The statue  of  Jerry outside Petco Park  is

a. him in a Yankee uniform

b him in the booth hanging a star to honor a great play

c. him in his Marine flight gear

Ans. c.  Although he played for the Yanks and hung stars when the Padres made great plays  he was most proud of being a  Marine

4 Jerry Coleman

a.  was An American hero

b. was a funny and good broadcaster

c. will be missed by his family , friends, fans and all of baseball

d. All the above

ans d.  he is  hanging stars in heaven now

 

 

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