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"Captain John Easton, currently the league's leading hitter with a soaring 583 mark, provides the bright spot . . ." - Harvard Crimson, May 6, 1955, looking at Princeton's top batter after the team had won five in a row

John Easton was at Princeton University from 1953-55, and signed with the Philadelphia Phillies on June 14, 1955. Five days later, on June 19, 1955, he made his major league debut. He later came back in 1959 for 3 more games.

Easton was born in New Jersey and was a star at Trenton Central High School. At Princeton, he was captain of the baseball team when he was a senior, and also played basketball. He majored in electrical engineering.

He served in the Navy and after baseball worked for Public Service Electric and Gas Company.

He died in Princeton, NJ.

One source: John Easton memorial from Princeton Alumni Weekly

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