2017 Hall of Fame Inductee Ron Coomer

 

Ron Coomer – Taft College

Ron was a two time All State selection while at Taft. In 1986 Ron was the Player of the Year in the Western State Conference and led his team to the conference championship hitting .385. In 1987 Taft moved to the Central Valley Conference where they also won the championship. Ron hit 19 homeruns and had 51 RBI’s in 39 games.

He was drafted by the Oakland Athletic’s after the '87 season and spent 8 years in the minors for three different organizations. Ron enjoyed a nine year major league career that 92 homeruns and 449 RBI’s and was named to the American League All-Star team in 1999 while with the Twins. Ron also played for the Yankees, Dodgers and Cubs.

After his playing days where over Ron went into broadcasting. He did pre and post game analysis for the Twins for five years before becoming a color and play by play announcer for the Chicago Cubs.