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Vince Coleman

Profession: MLB Outfielder

United States of America

Why Famous: 6 x NL stolen base leader

Born: September 22, 1961
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Age: 59 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo

Historical Events

  • 1985-08-01 St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Vince Coleman steals 2 bases in 1st inning of 9-8 loss v Cubs to set a NL rookie record 74
  • 1985-10-13 During NLCS, Cards rookie Vince Coleman is injured stretching before game as his left leg is caught in Busch Stadium's automated tarpaulin
  • 1985-11-27 Cards Vince Coleman wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1987-09-12 Vince Coleman steals his 100th base for 3rd straight year
  • 1989-06-24 Cards Vince Coleman steals record 39th & 40th consecutive bases
  • 1989-07-28 Cards' Vince Coleman is caught stealing ends record streak at 50
  • 1989-07-29 Vince Coleman, record streak stopped at 50 straight stolen bases
  • 1992-03-03 Charges are filed in Florida against NY Mets Darryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden of rape (dropped in April)
  • 1992-03-14 NY Met Daryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden accused of rape
  • 1993-07-24 Met Vince Coleman injures 3 when he throws cherry bomb at Dodger fans

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