Happy Reds birthday, Gordy Coleman!


July 5, 1934

Gordy Coleman spent eight seasons with the Reds, becoming a very popular personality in the city. Statistically, Coleman was solid with 98 home runs and 387 RBI. Following his playing career, he worked in public relations for the Reds and made many appearances in Cincinnati to promote the club. In 1990, he color commentated Reds’ television broadcasts. Coleman passed in 1994, suffering a heart attack at the age of 59.

Other July 5 Reds birthdays:
Tony Cingrani (1989)
Mario Picone (1926)
Hod Eller (1894)
Beals Becker (1886)
Ward Miller (1884)
Lee Viau (1866)

About JT

Christian. Husband. Dad. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

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