Carson Lee Bigbee
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 157 lb.
- School University of Oregon
- High School Albany (OR) High School
- Debut August 25, 1916
- Final Game August 7, 1926
- Born March 31, 1895 in Lebanon, OR USA
- Died October 17, 1964 in Portland, OR USA
Carson had attended the University of Oregon from 1913 to 1915, while his brother had been there from 1912 until 1915. Carson came to the majors in 1916, in the dead-ball era, hitting .250 while the Pirates hit .240 as a team. He played mostly second base as a rookie, but thereafter was primarily a leftfielder.
He didn't show much power in the dead-ball years, but he stole some bases and his batting averages were always above the team averages. When the lively ball era started in 1920, his batting average went up, he started to hit triples and more doubles, and he kept stealing bases.
His .350 batting average in 1922 was 4th in the league, and he was in the top 5 in the league in triples 3 times. He was in the top 5 in the league in stolen bases 3 times as well. He led the league in singles twice, and he was 5th in the league in RBI in 1922.
After 1922 his production fell off notably, and he became a backup in his last few years. The baseballlibrary.com biography says he struggled with "illness and poor vision" the rest of his career.
- 2-time NL Singles Leader (1921 & 1922)
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 2 (1921 & 1922)
- 200 Hits Seasons: 2 (1921 & 1922)
- Won a World Series with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1925
- Most at bats, extra inning game, 11, 8/22/17 (tied)