|Jerry Coleman honored at ballpark service|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 18 January 2014 10:56|
Coleman, 89, died Jan. 5. He won four World Series titles with the Yankees and was the only major leaguer who saw combat in both World II and Korea, flying a combined 120 missions as a Marine Corps pilot.
Says Torre: ''If you loved baseball and your country, you loved Jerry Coleman. What a life, what a man. God bless him.''
An F-18 flyover, including one jet peeling off in the missing-man formation, followed the national anthem played by a Marine band at Saturday's service. The stage was set up near second base, a nod to Coleman's position.
Coleman was buried Monday with full military honors.