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Joseph Chris Carter
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 215 lb.
- School Wichita State University
- Debut July 30, 1983
- Final Game September 28, 1998
- Born March 7, 1960 in Oklahoma City, OK USA
 Biographical Information
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.
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 in a trade 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.
 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)
 Further Reading
- Rick Sorci: "Baseball Profile: Outfielder Joe Carter," Baseball Digest,February, 1990, p. 50