A team tragedy
Members of the Tulsa Drillers baseball team bow their heads during a moment of silence for first base coach Mike Coolbaugh before Tuesday's minor league baseball game against the Witchita Wranglers in Wichita, Kan. Coolbaugh was struck by a ball and killed during a game on Sunday. (Courtesy photo)
Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 10:00 pm
Mike Coolbaugh had only been the first base and hitting coach of
the Tulsa Drillers for three weeks when he died last Sunday after
being struck in the neck by a foul ball while standing in the
first-base coach's box during a game in Arkansas.
But for Galt native Ryan Mattheus and his Tulsa teammates,
Coolbaugh's impact will last much longer than that.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 10:00 pm.