Joe Coleman Part of a Three-Generation Baseball Family

Former Major League pitcher Joe H. Coleman’s father and son also appeared in the big leagues, making them one of only five three-generation baseball families in baseball history.

Joseph Howard Coleman appeared in the big leagues from 1965 to 1979, mostly with the Washington Senators and Detroit Tigers. He won 142 games and made the All-Star team in 1972 for the Tigers.

His father, Joseph Patrick Coleman, was also a pitcher in the majors, from 1942 to 1955, including one All-Star season in 1948 with the Philadelphia A’s. He won 52 games during his career.

Casey Coleman is the son of Joseph Howard. He is still active in the big leagues, appearing with the Kansas City Royals for ten games in 2014. He began his major league career in 2010 with the Chicago Cubs.

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