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Rare Photo of Craig Carton as a Philadelphia Phillies Third Baseman

Craig Carton: "When I was a member of the Philadelphia Phillies as a back up third basemen..."

Several references indicate that Carton (Phillies, 1992-1994, #74), at some point in limited playing time, turned an unassisted triple play. Note -- the Bowman card shows #77 (Photographer: Matt F, circa 1993) written on the knob of the bat. The Kid, as he was known, is rumored to have marked all his bats that way. Conflicting reports imply that his battle with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) led him to do so. The 2 most popular reasons given for the love of #77 are A) Carton evaded a rapist while at Syracuse University by dialing #77 on his cell phone and B) It is a sign of deference to his hero, former hockey great Eric Lindros, who wore #88.


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