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Former Padre player and coach, Tim Flannery, wrote this tribute for Jerry Coleman in 2008. Now as we mourn the passing and celebrate the life of "the man who hung the stars," Flannery's song is a fitting memorial.

His video shows old clips of Coleman and the Padres, while also including audio snippets of the Colonel in the broadcast booth. It's a beautiful tribute to a man who meant so much to the Padres, San Diego, and the game of baseball.

Hang a star on that one! (via FlanManMusic)

Sun's going down on a California town
Baseball's in the air
Kids in the park running bases after dark
I got your frequency in my ears

I can hear that old familiar voice
Radio in Dad's old car
Tonight we're tied in San Diego
To the man who hung the stars

In '84 we beat those goat-cursed Cubs in five
Oh, Doctor, you were there
In '98 the boys played great
And many shining stars

I can hear that old familiar voice
Spillin' from a local bar
Joint's on their feet
Neighborhood sounds sweet
With the man who hung the stars

I can hear that old familiar voice
I keep forever in my heart
Words that paint a thousand pictures
Of the man who hung the stars

With words I hope to paint a picture
Like the man who hung the stars