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Today’s onetime Spokane Indians player

Yes, I have mentioned Clarence before. And with a nickname like his, I will mention him again.

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Mr. Coleman was in Spokane in 1961.

Did you know…

That the baseball player below, Armando Galarraga — the pitcher famously robbed of a perfect game by a blown call in 2010 — once played for the Spokane Indians?

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The cards I mentioned in today’s Slice

Well, at least two of these spell “Veradale” correctly..

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He was destined for big things

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If you don't follow baseball, the onetime Spokane Indian led all players in votes for a spot in the upcoming major league all star game.

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His real name was Clarence

And, as you can see, he spent part of the 1961 season in Spokane.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choo-Choo_Coleman

Yet another Spokane Indian in the bigs

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Well, now that this is posted, I see it is virtually impossible to read. But if you had Superman vision you might note that he was here in 1967, 1968 and 1969. 

Another all-star who played in Spokane

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Kinsler played for the Spokane Indians in 2003.

Today’s big leaguer who played here

You might remember Cora from his years in Seattle.

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Today’s big leaguer who played here

Bud pitched for the Spokane Indians in 1981.

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Onetime Spokane Indian with good name

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If you are thinking Jerry Don looks familiar, it could be that you are confusing him with actor William H. Macy, who also did a stint in Spokane — in the movie “Benny & Joon.”

More Spokane Indians who got the call

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Sakata spent all or parts of three seasons in Spokane in the 1970s.

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I seem to recall that my former colleague, Susan English, has some stories about this guy. 

Ed played for the ‘Amazing’ 1962 Mets

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Born in Montana, he attended Lewis & Clark High School and WSU (then WSC), and played minor league ball here. He faced indecent exposure charges here as a young adult.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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