"Frog" Sues Phillies For Age Discrimination

Law360, New York (August 24, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Philadelphia Phillies have been slapped with an age discrimination suit alleging a Phillies employee dropped the ball when he singled out a 53-year old groundskeeper and local fixture for persistent harassment.

The suit, filed Wednesday in federal court in Pennsylvania, was brought on behalf of groundskeeper Mark A. Carfagno, long known by the nickname Frog—and his wife, Katherine.

Carfagno—hired by the Phillies in 1971—has watched the team move through three stadiums. He worked as a groundskeeper and sold papers outside of Connie Mack Stadium—the precursor...
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