A first baseman and catcher in the minors, Carroll played all his ML games in the
outfield, three times leading NL left fielders in putouts. The Iowan quit baseball
in 1889 to be a farmer, but missed the game and returned with Chicago in 1890 to
enjoy his finest season, with career highs in three offensive and three defensive
categories. His 134 runs scored ranked second in the NL.