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Major Leaguer to Share His Stories of Life On and Off the Field

CMAmericanJourney: An American Journey: My Life on the Field, in the Air, and on the Air,

Saint Louis, MO – Major league baseball legend Jerry Coleman will discuss his book, “An American Journey: My Life on the Field, in the Air, and on the Air,” during the Fontbonne University/KMOX Book Club, July 17, from 9 – 11 a.m., at Drury Hotels and Bartolino’s Osteria (Clifton Ballroom), at the corner of Hampton Ave. and Highway 44.

The event is free but reservations are required. Call 314-444-1827 or e-mail cwbrennan@cbs.com, leave your name and phone number and reference the “July” book club to reserve a spot today.

According to the publisher, in “An American Journey,” Coleman, along with “The New York Times’” Richard Goldstein, writes for the first time about the family violence and the hardship he endured as a child, his memories of serving in two armed conflicts and what it was like playing with Yogi, Mickey and DiMaggio. Coleman is also unflinchingly honest about his short managing career and provides a behind-the-scenes look at his many years in the broadcast booth.

Coleman played on eight pennant-winning Yankee teams before going on to broadcast for CBS, the Yankees, and the Padres. He currently lives in San Diego with his wife, Maggie, and is still broadcasting for the Padres.