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Joseph Chris Carter

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[edit] Biographical Information

Joe Carter was a star in the major leagues for 16 seasons. He hit 396 home runs and 1,445 RBI. The most similar player to Carter, based on the similarity scores method, is Dale Murphy.

A five-time All-Star, he is most famous for his play on the world champion Toronto Blue Jays of 1992 and 1993, and for his home runs in the 1992 World Series and 1993 World Series. He ended the 1993 Series with a dramatic three-run walk-off home run off Mitch Williams of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Carter was an All-Star outfielder in the 1979 Intercontinental Cup, helping Team USA win Bronze.

Breaking in with the 1983 Chicago Cubs, Carter was seen by some observers as a raw, unpolished rookie but with clearly emerging talent, an impression that was supported by the fact that the Cubs brought him up that year and the Cleveland Indians were willing to trade Rick Sutcliffe for him and others mid-way through the 1984 season.

He became a member of the "30-30 Club" (hitting 30 home runs and stealing 30 bases the same season) with the Indians in 1987. On July 19, 1989, he had his fourth three-homer game. He was traded from Cleveland to the San Diego Padres after that season, in return for Sandy Alomar Jr., Carlos Baerga and Chris James. One year later, he left the Padres for Toronto alongside Sandy's brother, Roberto Alomar, in return for Fred McGriff and Tony Fernandez in a trade that turned the Blue Jays into a powerhouse.

Carter was a broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs in 2000 and 2001.

Carter's brother, Fred Carter, was a minor league outfielder for the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians 1985-1988, and his nephew, Yusuf Carter, is a minor league outfielder.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 5-time AL All-Star (1991-1994 & 1996)
  • 2-time AL Silver Slugger Award Winner (1991 & 1992)
  • 2-time League At-Bats Leader (1989/AL & 1990/NL)
  • AL RBI Leader (1986)
  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 12 (1986-1997)
  • 30-Home Run Seasons: 6 (1987, 1989, 1991-1993 & 1996)
  • 100 RBI Seasons: 10 (1986-1987, 1989-1994, 1996 & 1997)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons 1 (1986)
  • 200 Hits Seasons: 1 (1986)
  • Won two World Series with the Toronto Blue Jays (1992 & 1993)

[edit] Further Reading

  • Rick Sorci: "Baseball Profile: Outfielder Joe Carter", Baseball Digest,February, 1990, p. 50. [1]

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