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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Avi Wolfman-Arent

Avi Wolfman-Arent is co-host of Studio 2 and a broadcast anchor on 90.9 FM. He was previously an education reporter with WHYY, where he's worked since 2014. Prior to that he covered nonprofits for the...