When the parents of Carl Pope delivered their baby boy in Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., May 17, 1932, they had absolutely no idea that they were adding to the world’s weaponry. Carl, who died Aug. 16, 2019, at Brookdale Senior Living in Florham Park, N.J., made base runners aware that he had a rifle arm, and had he not had severe competition from Ed Stimpson and Reds McMillan, he could have started for Eddie Donovan.

A longtime resident of Mercer County, N.J., Carl had no problems moving on from baseball to lead a productive life. He graduated from Princeton High School, completed a postgraduate year at the Lawrenceville School, and was in the Class of 1955 at Princeton, where he graduated with a degree in psychology.

He served as an artillery officer in the Army from 1955 to 1957. Carl worked at Princeton University, Educational Testing Service, and the Institute for Advanced Study, and retired as a community-development officer at CoreStates Bank. He gave back to his community by volunteering for many nonprofit organizations and serving as campaign manager for several local township candidates in both the Democratic and Republican parties. For 40 years he was a dedicated member of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Carl is survived by his two daughters, Kimberly and her husband, Steven Jensen; and Cynthia Pope and her husband, Paul Yuhasz; and two grandchildren, Kristen Jensen and her husband, Andrew McNamara, and Heidi Jensen and her husband, Daniel DeHelian. The family wishes to thank Brookdale and Serenity Hospice for their care and kindness.

Undergraduate Class of 1955