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MLB Player Gil Coan Passes – Brevard, NC

 

Last updated 2/10/2020 at 1:59pm

The Gil Coan baseball field at Brevard College, dedicated in 1994. With the recent passing of Gil Coan, Transylvania County lost a local legend and Major League Baseball lost a piece of its history.

With the recent passing of Gil Coan, Transylvania County lost a local legend and Major League Baseball lost a piece of its history.

Coan passed away last Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the age of 97. At the time of his death, Coan was the third-oldest living former Major League Baseball player, having played in 918 games in the majors from 1946 to 1956.

During his MLB career, Coan played for the Washington Senators, the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox before finally ending his career with the New York Giants.

Known as one of the fastest players in the league during his day, Coan's ba...



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