Fans mourn Padres legend Jerry Coleman

Fans mourn Padres legend Jerry Coleman

[trib_ndn vid=25497840]SAN DIEGO — Petco Park will let fans pay their respects to longtime Padres announcer Jerry Coleman all day Monday.

JerryColemanColeman died Sunday at age 89.

Fans can visit his statue at Petco Park and pay respects until 11:30 p.m. The public will be allowed in through the East Village Gate.

“The San Diego Padres are deeply saddened by the news (Sunday) of the passing of Jerry Coleman. We send our heartfelt sympathy to the entire Coleman family, including his wife Maggie, his children and grandchildren,” a team statement said. “On behalf of Padres’ fans everywhere, we mourn the loss of a Marine who was truly an American hero as well as a great man, a great friend and a great Padre.”

Longtime Dodger announcer Vin Scully said he admired Coleman as a man and as a broadcaster.

“We were much richer for having known him,” Scully said. “He…

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