Frank Carroll is one of only a handful of Windsor Locks natives who played professional baseball.
Considered one of the best college baseball players of his time, Frank was eventually signed by the New York Giants in 1915 after his junior year at Fordham University.
While at Fordham he set the record for extra base hits and belted 6 home runs in 22 games. He led the team in batting with an astounding .394 average. He also stole 9 bases and was an excellent defensive player at third base.
His college accomplishments spurred a competition between the legendary Connie Mack of the Philadelphia Americans, and John McGraw of the New York Giants, over which team could sign him. When Connie Mack sent his top scout Ira Thomas to several Fordham games to watch Frank play many thought Philadelphia had the upper hand. However, the New York Giants offered Frank a far better contract.
Frank played 4 years of minor league baseball. Although he never made it to the majors, Frank Carroll is firmly ensconced on the short list of the best baseball players to come from Windsor Locks.