Coleman was batting .342 in his first month with the A's in 1932 when he broke his
ankle. The lefthanded hitter was slow, but showed occasional power. In his final
season, he led the AL in pinch at-bats and pinch hits (20-for-62, .323).
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»August 17, 1934:
Ed Coleman of the A's hits three consecutive HRs in the first game of a doubleheader, a 9-8 win in 10 innings over the White Sox.
»May 21, 1935:
The A's acquire P George Blaeholder, who won 10 or more games in each of the last seven seasons, from the Browns for Ed Coleman and Sugar Cain. Blaeholder had one of the highest salaries on the cash-poor Browns.