Happy Birthday Vince Coleman!!!
Vince Coleman turns 53 years old today.
Vince Coleman had one of the most impressive rookie seasons I witnessed during my youth.
In 1985, as a rookie of the St. Louis Cardinals, Coleman debuted with a bang and the entire sport took notice. Notching 170 hits, while scoring 107 runs, Coleman was the ideal lead-off hitter for the Cards’ star-studded line-up. Oh yeah, he also stole 110 bases in his rookie year too – simply amazing. Coleman’s season was impressive enough to earn him the Rookie of the Year award in a unanimous vote!!!
While Coleman continued to have amazing success during his days with the Cardinals, he was never able to replicate that excitement he brought to the base paths once he moved on to other teams. Still a threat, he still collected between 20-50 swipes per season after he left ‘The Arch’.
Happy Birthday to Vince Coleman!!!