Jerry Coleman was a Marine for 5 years. He was also a New York Yankee for 9. Yet, if you ask him the most important time in his career, he chose being a United States Marine.As my friend Ron wrote just a short time ago on Twitter... RESPECT.For a man who played 9 yrs for the New York Yankees to say that the most important time of his life was the 5 yrs as a Marine, I say RESPECT— RON (@LawnRanger60) January 6, 2014Jerry Coleman, a Yankee great of 9 years from 1949 to 1957 has passed. According to the San Diego Padres, they put a statement out today which reads:"The San Diego Padres are deeply saddened by the news today of the passing of Jerry Coleman. We send our heartfelt sympathy to the entire Coleman family, including his wife, Maggie, his children and grandchildren. On behalf of...

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