08/22/2012 3:57 PM EST
Padres to unveil Jerry Coleman statue during Sept. 15 celebration
Start time for game vs. Colorado changed to 5:35 p.m. PT, pregame ceremony at 5:00 p.m. PT
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced they will unveil a statue of Hall of Fame broadcaster Jerry Coleman during the Jerry Coleman Day presented by Scripps Health celebration on Saturday, September 15. The club simultaneously announced a change to the start time for that game vs. Colorado. Due to national broadcast changes, the game is now scheduled to start at 5:35 p.m. PT. FOX Sports San Diego will broadcast the game locally, with pregame coverage beginning at 4:30 p.m. PT.
Jerry Coleman Day presented by Scripps Health will celebrate the San Diego icon’s 70 years in baseball, 40 of them with the Padres. Fans should be in their seats at least 30 minutes before the game starts to make sure they do not miss a moment of the special pregame ceremony, which will feature the unveiling of the statue, as well as a performance by the U.S. Marine Corps’ Silent Drill Platoon.
“Jerry inspires all of us at the Padres every day,” said Padres President and Chief Operating Officer Tom Garfinkel. “He’s served our country in two wars and has been named World Series MVP, yet Jerry remains the most humble person you will ever meet. Through this tribute, we want to thank Jerry and honor him in a way that shows him how much he means to this community and everyone in the Padres organization.”
Tickets for September 15 are still available, and can be purchased online at padres.com, at the Petco Park box office, by phone at (619) 795-5555 and at the Padres Store in Tijuana. Fans with questions may contact their service representative directly, or email the ticket office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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