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The Phillies pitcher who married a movie star’s daughter and was nominated for a Pulitzer

Born in 1942, Larry Colton had a fascinating life.

Larry Colton was a hot rookie in 1968

Larry Colton was a hot rookie in 1968


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Larry Colton’s career as a Phillies pitcher was short-lived, but his life narrative is full of unexpected twists.

Here’s how a California native who married a movie star’s daughter to avoid the draft ended up playing baseball in Philadelphia, getting injured on one of history’s most memorable dates, and making a pivot that would eventually get him nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

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