Friday, September 24, 2010

Ray Coleman 1922-2010

Former Browns player, Ray Coleman, passed away on September 18, 2010 at the veteran’s home in Norman, OK. His step son, Michael Deaton, called to advise us of his passing. Ray suffered from dementia and recently moved from California to Oklahoma to be closer to his daughter.

Ray’s wife, Peggy, died about four years ago.

Coleman was born on Sunday, June 4, 1922, in Dunsmuir, California. He was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 22, 1947, with the St. Louis Browns. Ray was an outfielder and played with the Browns in 1947-48-50-51-52. He also played a short time with the Athletics and White Sox.

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