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Joe Coleman (colemjo05)
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Joseph Howard Coleman
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 195 lb.
- High School Natick High School
- Debut September 28, 1965
- Final Game September 24, 1979
- Born February 3, 1947 in Boston, MA USA
 Biographical Information
The son of former big league pitcher Joe Coleman, Joe Coleman was the first player ever signed from the June Amateur Draft. A pitcher, he was drafted with the third pick of Major League Baseball's first amateur draft in 1965 by the Washington Senators. He was also the first drafted player to reach the majors when he joined the Senators that September. He played fifteen seasons in the big leagues, twice winning twenty games for the Detroit Tigers. Coleman was a player/coach for the Spokane Indians in 1980 and 1981.
After his playing career ended, Coleman coached and managed in the minors for several seasons. He was the manager of the Peoria Suns in 1983 and the California Angels bullpen coach from 1988 to 1990. Coleman was Joe Torre's pitching coach with the St. Louis Cardinals from 1991 to 1994. He returned to the Angels organization as a minor league pitching instructor in 1995-1996 and a coach on the big-league staff from 1997 to 1999. From 2000 to 2006 Coleman served as the pitching coach for the Durham Bulls. In 2007-2011 he was the pitching coach of the Lakeland Flying Tigers. He moved to the Miami Marlins' organization as pitching coach of the Jupiter Hammerheads in 2012-2013.
His son, Casey Coleman, came to the majors in 2010.
 Notable Achievements
- AL All-Star (1972)
- 15 Wins Seasons: 3 (1971-1973)
- 20 Wins Seasons: 2 (1971 & 1973)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 8 (1968-1975)
- 200 Strikeouts Seasons: 3 (1971-1973)
 Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1983||Peoria Suns||Midwest League||54-85||12th||California Angels|