Ron Coomer … from Pitch, Hit & Run competitions to Major League Baseball player

The year is 1977.  Ron Coomer is a 10-yr old from the Chicago area, participating in a Pitch, Hit & Run event at Metropolitan Stadium.

1978_minnesota_twins_program_page_showing_a_10_year_old_ron_coomer (click on photo to read caption)

The photo is from a 1978 Minnesota Twins game program.  I stumbled upon the mention of “Ron Coomer” in the caption below the picture when I was looking through old Twins programs, something I happen to collect.  Halsey Hall, a favorite Minnesota Twins broadcaster from the 1960’s and early 70’s is presenting awards to Ron Coomer and the other top participants.

Who would have thought, 18 years later Ron Coomer would be making his Major League debut, wearing a Minnesota Twins uniform in 1995.

I would love to ask Ron today, what he recalls from that day at the Met in 1977.

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(1997 Topps Card)                      (1997 APBA Card)

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2 thoughts on “Ron Coomer … from Pitch, Hit & Run competitions to Major League Baseball player

  1. Awesome story about Ron Coomer! He was a favorite of mine, and one of the few bright spots during those tough late 90’s teams! This was enjoyable to read!

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