John Orton
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"John Andrew Orton" was a Major League Baseball catcher. He is an alumnus of Cal Poly - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo where he was an all conference catcher.

Drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim/California Angels in the 1st round of the 1987 MLB amateur draft, Orton would make his Major League Baseball debut with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim/California Angels on August 20, 1989, and appear in his final game on July 4, 1993.

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