17 January 2015

Jemison among Coatesville baseball stars

Greg Jemison graduated from Coatesville in the early 1970s. By the end of the decade he was on baseball cards! In fact, I recently came across his card on eBay. His 1979 Official minor League Photo Fact Card shows that Jenison played Outfield for the West Haven Yankees in the Eastern League.  

He batted left handed and threw right handed. He played 13 games for the Yankees in 1979. During those 13 games, he made 55 appearances at plate. Jemison enjoyed eight runs that season, including a Double and a Triple. That season he also enjoyed his highest batting average of .311. The New York Yankees was the parent organization to West Haven. 

Born 15 July 1954 in Coatesville, he graduated Coatesville and went on to Seton Hall University. He played for the Gulf Coast Rangers in 1976 at just 21 years of age. He went on to also play for Asheville Tourists, Tulsa Drillers, West Haven Yankees, Alexandria Dukes, and Nashville Sounds. 
 
 

He was not the only sports star to hail from Coatesville. To be honest, I was planning on chatting about the others as well but a quick Google search turned up more than I could cover and at the same time do justice. 

Do YOU know an athlete who went on to play professionally from Coatesville? 

 

Sports Center Saturday is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers.                

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
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