Carmen Fanzone was released by the Cubs on December 13, 1974 and did not play in the majors in 1975, or thereafter. He instead spent the season with the Pacific Coast League Hawaii Islanders, who went 88-56 and were league champions.


Fanzone majored in music in college, specializing in the trumpet. After leaving baseball, he continued his career as a jazz musician. According to his alma mater, "Fanzone serves as business representative for Professional Musicians Local 47 in Hollywood. He and his wife, Sue Raney, a four-time Grammy nominee as a jazz vocalist, reside in Sherman Oaks."


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  • Matt Johnson 9y

    ...and he later started a series of interactive events at all all-star games, super bowls and international sporting events.
  • andrew 9y

    I've really heard of Sue Raney.
  • whileseated 9y

    Reminding me of the son of Ron Cey or someone.
  • Matt 9y

    this man should have been a catcher.

    what an amazing name!
  • Todd Gross 9y

  • Chris Hall 9y

    a 6 tool player
  • Jonathan Clark 9y

    The original #23 in Chicago.
  • brassai2003 9y

    when Fanzone was posing for this pic, Tom Savinni (quarlo's pic) was setting blood pulps for Dawn of the Dead! Could have been seperated at birth though/
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