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Cubs rookie Casey Coleman becomes baseball's first third-generation pitcher

Aug 3, 2010, 12:16 PM EST

Casey Coleman made his big-league debut in the sixth inning last night and in doing so became the first third-generation pitcher in MLB history.
His father, Joe Coleman, was an All-Star in 1972 and won 142 games while pitching for six different teams. His grandfather, also Joe Coleman, was an All-Star in 1948 and won 52 in the 1940s and 1950s.
Casey Coleman got knocked around for six runs in his debut and the former 15th-round pick faces long odds to follow in those All-Star footsteps, but history is history.
There have been three sets of third-generation hitters in the Bells, the Boones, and the Hairstons.

  1. SadPandaRevolt - Aug 3, 2010 at 1:09 PM

    Neat.

  2. Omega - Aug 3, 2010 at 2:06 PM

    That’s pretty cool! Let’s hope he shakes off the bad debut.

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