Carroll G. “Crow” Mattson

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Carroll G. “Crow” Mattson
Baseball • Unionville

Carroll G. “Crow” Mattson was born and raised in Chester County attending the Unionville Schools where he played baseball and basketball. He was a key member of the Community League basketball team of 1946 -47. His baseball career started as a catcher but he became a pitcher when his team needed a pitcher for a game and chose him because of his arm.

In 1947 he was recruited by Herb Pennock for the Phillies. He pitched in their farm system for the Dover Phillies in the Eastern Shore League. In 1949 he moved to the New York Giants organization pitching for the Lenoir Red Sox in the Western Carolina league, 1950 the Enid Giants in the Western Association and in 1953 the Muskogee Giants in the Western Association. 1954 found him playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers organization with the Ashville Tourists in the Tri State League.

A torn rotator cuff ended Crow’s professional career but he went on to pitch in the Kennett Adult League and is in the Kennett Baseball Hall of Fame. Crow pitched in a number of Old Timers games and was an extremely popular with the Chester County fans.

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