SAN DIEGO -- The Padres announced on Wednesday their plans to unveil a statue in honor of Hall of Fame broadcaster Jerry Coleman during the Jerry Coleman Day celebration on Sept. 15.
Jerry Coleman Day will celebrate his 70 years in baseball, 40 of them with the Padres. Those who are attending the game should be in their seats at least 30 minutes before the game starts (5:35 p.m. PT) to make sure they don't miss the pregame ceremony and a performance by the U.S. Marine Corps' Silent Drill Platoon.
"Jerry inspires all of us at the Padres every day," Padres president and chief operating officer Tom Garfinkel said in a release. "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."
The team also announced on Wednesday that there's been a change to the start time for that game on Sept. 15, as the game against the Rockies will now begin at 5:35 p.m. PT.