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Carl Edward Everett

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[edit] Biographical Information

Carl Everett was a journeyman slugger who played for 8 teams in his major league career (including twice for the Chicago White Sox) and hit 202 home runs during his 14-year career. Mostly a center fielder, he played substantial numbers of games at all the outfield positions, and was a DH in nearly 300 games. A two-time All Star, he hit .444 in the 2005 World Series, his only Series.

The most similar players through age 35 for Carl Everett are Ben Oglivie and Kirk Gibson, although both of them have higher Adjusted OPS+ scores than Everett.

He had a salary of over $9 million in 2003, a year in which the Texas Rangers traded him in mid-season to the Chicago White Sox, and he hit 28 home runs. His best season was 1999 when he slugged .571 for the Houston Astros, second on the team to Jeff Bagwell's .591 on a team that slugged .420 as a group.

He suffered from several nagging injuries in 2004, hurting his production. After his major league career, he played for the Long Island Ducks in the Atlantic League in 2007 and 2008. In 2010, he was with the Newark Bears in the same league.

Everett was arrested at his home outside Tampa, FL on April 25, 2011 after pointing a gun at his wife of 18 years during a domestic dispute and breaking two cell phones to prevent her from phoning for help.

[edit] Jurassic Carl

Everett was quoted as saying "God created the sun, the stars, the heavens and the earth, and then made Adam and Eve. The Bible never says anything about dinosaurs. You can't say there were dinosaurs when you never saw them. Somebody actually saw Adam and Eve. No one ever saw a Tyrannosaurus rex," and claiming that fossils were man-made fakes, planted by paleontologists. Boston Globe writer Dan Shaughnessy dubbed Everett "Jurassic Carl" for his remarks. In turn, Everett dubbed Shaughnessy the "Curly Haired Boyfriend", or CHB and some still refer to him.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 2-time AL All-Star (2000 & 2003)
  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 4 (1999, 2000, 2003 & 2005)
  • 30-Home Run Seasons: 1 (2000)
  • 100 RBI Seasons: 2 (1999 & 2000)
  • Won a World Series with the Chicago White Sox in 2005

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