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Rip Coleman

Walter Gary Coleman
Born: July 31, 1931 in Troy, N.Y.
Died: May 14, 2004 in Wolfeboro, N.H.
Debut: 1955 | Pos: P
H: 6'2" | W: 185 | B: L | T: L

Yr W L G SV IP SO ERA
5 7 25 95 5 247.1 130 4.58

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Rip Coleman, a pitcher who debuted with the Yankees in 1955, died on May 14, 2004 in Wolfeboro, N.H.

He pitched in the majors for parts of five seasons and posted a 7-25 record with a 4.58 ERA. He recorded five saves and pitched 247.1 innings.

He pitched for the Athletics in 1957 and 1959, posting a combined 2-17 record.

As a member of Yankees, he pitched an inning in the 1955 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers.

In February 1957, he was involved in which the Yankees sent him, along with a player to be named later (Jack Urban), Milt Graff, Billy Hunter, Mickey McDermott, Tom Morgan and Irv Noren to the Kansas City Athletics for players to be named later (Clete Boyer and Curt Roberts), Art Ditmar, Bobby Shantz, Jack McMahan and Wayne Belardi.