Joseph Patrick “Joe” Coleman (July 30, 1922 - April 9, 1997) was the first of three generations of pitchers to pitch et the Major League level along with his son Joe and grandson Casey, and is third in MLB wins behind the Bagbys and Trouts as a father-son duo. (The Colemans are the only three-generation pitching trio.) Joe appeared in only one game for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1942, and then spent the next three years in the United States Navy during World War II. He returned to pitch for the a’s in 1946 and spent 10 years in the Major Leagues with Philadelphia (1942, 1946-1951, 1953), the Baltimore Orioles (1954-1955) and the Detroit Tigers (1955). Coleman’s best year came in 1948 when he went 14-13 with 109 strikeouts, 13 complete games and 3 shutouts as he was named an American League All-Star for the one and only time. In total, Joe Coleman pitched in 223 games going 52-76 with 444 strikeouts, 60 complete games, 11 shutouts, six saves and ERA of 4.38. His and his son Joe’s 194 victories are the third most for a father and son duo in Major League history, and with addition to his grandson Casey’s totals, the trio has 201 and counting.