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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