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Encyclopedia > Gary Carter
Gary Carter
Catcher
Born: April 8, 1954 (1954-04-08) (age 53)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 16, 1974
for the Montreal Expos
Final game
September 27, 1992
for the Montreal Expos
Career statistics
AVG     .262
HR     324
RBI     1225
Teams
Career highlights and awards
Member of the National
Baseball Hall of Fame
Elected     2003
Vote     78.02%

Gary Edmund Carter (born April 8, 1954), nicknamed "Kid", is a former Major League Baseball Hall Of Fame catcher from 1974-1992. Carter played with the Montreal Expos, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, and Los Angeles Dodgers. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... 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See also: 1973 in sports, other events of 1974, 1975 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty IROC Championship - inaugural year won by Mark Donohue Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford USAC Racing - Bobby Unser... See also: 1983 in sports, other events of 1984, 1985 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Terry Labonte Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 Richard Petty won the 200th (and final) race of his career on July 4. ... // August 1 — Olympic Marathon, Barcelona (Spain) Womens Winner: Valentina Yegorova (EUN) 2:32:41 August 9 — Olympic Marathon, Barcelona (Spain) Mens Winner: Hwang Young-Cho (KOR) 2:13:23 October 11 — Enschede Marathon, Netherlands Mens Winner: Willie Mtolo (RSA) 2:13:39 Womens Winner: Natalia Repescko... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... See also: 1984 in sports, other events of 1985, 1986 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Ken Schrader enters NASCAR CART Racing - Al Unser Sr won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Danny... See also: 1988 in sports, other events of 1989, 1990 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Darrell Waltrip won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Rusty Wallace CART Racing - season championship won by Emerson Fittipaldi Indianapolis 500 - Emerson Fittipaldi Formula One Championship - Alain... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... See also: 1989 in sports, other events of 1990, 1991 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Derrike Cope won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Al Unser, Jr. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... See also: 1990 in sports, other events of 1991, 1992 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ernie Irvan won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Michael Andretti won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears Formula One Championship - Ayrton... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the American League. ... Silver Slugger Award In Major League Baseball, the Louisville Silver Slugger award is given annually to the best offensive player at each position in each league. ... In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the American League. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Baseball Hall of Fame redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Baseball Hall of Fame redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Baseball Hall of Fame redirects here. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... The Montreal Expos (French: Les Expos de Montréal) were a Major League Baseball team located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 1969 until 2004. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... 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During his career, Carter established himself as one of the premier catchers in the National League. He won three Gold Glove awards (1980, 1981, 1982), and five Silver Slugger awards (1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986). For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... Silver Slugger Award In Major League Baseball, the Louisville Silver Slugger award is given annually to the best offensive player at each position in each league. ...


Gary Carter was born in Culver City, California and attended Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton, California, where he was a three sport star in baseball, basketball and football (he signed a letter of intent to play football at UCLA before signing with the Montreal Expos) [1]. Carter made his major league debut with the Expos on September 16, 1974, going 0 for 4 against the New York Mets. He hit .270 with 17 home runs and 68 RBI in 1975, his first full season, making the All-Star team and receiving The Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award. Gary Carter became the 5th (and latest to date) player to hit 2 home runs in an All-Star Game in 1981 (joining Arky Vaughan-1941, Ted Williams-1946, Al Rosen-1954, and Willlie McCovey-1969. Motto: The Heart of Screenland Location of Culver City in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1917-09-07 [2] Government  - City Manager Jerry Fulwood [1] Area  - City  5. ... Sunny Hills High School (SHHS) is a combined public and magnet school located in Fullerton, California, USA. Established in 1959, it is part of the Fullerton Joint Union High School District. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World... The Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award was established in 1946 by The Sporting News (TSN). ...


While solidifying his spot as one of baseball's premier catchers in the late 1970s and early 1980s, he set personal-highs in RBI (106, leading the league), batting average (.294), hits (175), total bases (290), and games played (159) in 1984. At the end of the 1984 season, Carter was traded to the New York Mets for Hubie Brooks, Mike Fitzgerald, Herm Winningham, and Floyd Youmans. In baseball statistics, a hit (denoted by H), sometimes called a base hit, is credited to a batter when he safely reaches first base after batting the ball into fair territory, without the benefit of an error or a fielders choice. ... In baseball statistics, total bases refers to the number of bases a player has gained with hits, i. ... In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... Hubert Brooks, Jr. ... Mike Fitzgerald (born July 13, 1960 in Long Beach, California), is a former professional baseball catcher who played in the Major Leagues from 1983-1992. ... Herman Son Winningham (born December 1, 1961, in Orangeburg, South Carolina) was a Major League Baseball outfielder. ... Floyd Everett Youmans (born May 11, 1964 Tampa, Florida) was a pitcher who had a five-year career from 1985 to 1989. ...


In his first game as a Met on April 9, 1985, he hit a 10th inning walk-off home run off St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Neil Allen to give the Mets a 6-5 Opening Day victory. is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1984 in sports, other events of 1985, 1986 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Ken Schrader enters NASCAR CART Racing - Al Unser Sr won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Danny... In baseball, a walk-off home run is a home run which ends the game. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Neil Allen (born January 24, 1958) became the bullpen coach for the New York Yankees in 2005. ... Opening Day is warmly regarded in North American tradition as the beginning of a new Major League Baseball season. ...


With the Mets, Carter enjoyed consistent production with 32 home runs and 100 RBI in 1985; and 24 home runs and 105 RBI in 1986, winning his only World Series championship in that season. Carter will be forever remembered by Mets fans as the man who started the Mets 10th inning two out Game 6 rally in the World Series against the Boston Red Sox. Carter would come around to score the first of three Mets runs that inning on a single by Ray Knight, as the Mets would defeat the Red Sox in one of the most famous games in baseball history. It also widely forgotten that Carter's 8th inning run scoring sacrifice fly was the hit that forced the game to go into extra innings. Carter also crushed two home runs over the Green Monster in Game 4 of the Series at Fenway Park. Carter thus became the only player to date to have hit 2 home runs in All-Star Game (1981) and 2 home runs in a World Series Game (1986). Carter batted only .235 in 1987, and was released at the end of the 1989 season after hitting just .183. After leaving the Mets, he played for the Giants in 1990, the Dodgers in 1991, and returned to Montreal in 1992. After his retirement, Carter served as an analyst for Florida Marlins television broadcasts from 1993-1996. See also: 1984 in sports, other events of 1985, 1986 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Ken Schrader enters NASCAR CART Racing - Al Unser Sr won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Danny... See also: 1985 in sports, other events of 1986, 1987 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Geoff Bodine won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Bobby Rahal Indianapolis 500 - Bobby Rahal Formula One Championship - Alain Prost of France 24... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Ray Knight (born December 28, 1952 in Albany, Georgia) is a former right-handed Major League Baseball player in the 1970s and 80s. ... In baseball, a batted ball is considered a sacrifice fly (denoted by SF) if the following four criteria are met: There are fewer than two outs when the ball is hit. ... This article is about the left-field wall at Fenway Park. ... Fenway redirects here. ... See also: 1986 in sports, other events of 1987, 1988 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Bobby Rahal won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... See also: 1988 in sports, other events of 1989, 1990 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Darrell Waltrip won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Rusty Wallace CART Racing - season championship won by Emerson Fittipaldi Indianapolis 500 - Emerson Fittipaldi Formula One Championship - Alain... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... See also: 1989 in sports, other events of 1990, 1991 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Derrike Cope won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Al Unser, Jr. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... See also: 1990 in sports, other events of 1991, 1992 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ernie Irvan won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Michael Andretti won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears Formula One Championship - Ayrton... // August 1 — Olympic Marathon, Barcelona (Spain) Womens Winner: Valentina Yegorova (EUN) 2:32:41 August 9 — Olympic Marathon, Barcelona (Spain) Mens Winner: Hwang Young-Cho (KOR) 2:13:23 October 11 — Enschede Marathon, Netherlands Mens Winner: Willie Mtolo (RSA) 2:13:39 Womens Winner: Natalia Repescko... Media and broadcast information/history for the Florida Marlins: // All names/call letters used are those used by the broadcaster the last time the team was broadcast on that outlet. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ...


Carter was a career .262 hitter with 324 home runs and 1225 RBI. Over his 19-year career, he ranks sixth all-time in career home runs by a catcher with 298, and was selected as a All-Star eleven times, winning the Most Valuable Player award in the 1981 and 1984 games. The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World...


In 2003, his sixth year on the ballot, Gary Carter was selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Carter had previously been inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame in 2001. Also in 2003, Carter was elected into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame along with Kirk McCaskill. His number 8 was retired by the Montreal Expos, and Carter is the only member of the Baseball Hall of Fame to sport an Expos cap on his plaque. // World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Mens all-around champions: Paul Hamm, USA, Yang Wei, China Womens all-around champion: Svetlana Khorkina, Russia Mens team competition champion: China Womens team competition champion: USA April 13 — Rotterdam Marathon, Netherlands Mens Winner: William Kiplagat (KEN) 2:07:42 Women... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... The New York Mets Hall of Fame was created in 1981 to recognize the careers of former New York Mets players, managers, broadcasters and executives. ... The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum is a museum located in St. ... Kirk McCaskill in his California Angels uniform. ... The Montreal Expos (French: Les Expos de Montréal) were a Major League Baseball team located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 1969 until 2004. ...


After the Expos moved to Washington, D.C. following the 2004 season, Carter's number along with Andre Dawson, Rusty Staub, and Tim Raines were moved to the Bell Centre, home of the NHL's Montreal Canadiens. The Nationals have since reissued the number 8 to Marlon Anderson. While the Mets have not retired number 8, it has remained unused since Carter's election to the Hall of Fame. For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Andre Nolan Dawson (born July 10, 1954, Miami, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... 1964 Topps baseball card #109 Daniel Joseph Rusty Staub (born April 1, 1944 in New Orleans, Louisiana) was a Major League Baseball player for 23 seasons (1963-1985), for the Houston Colt . ... Timothy Raines (born September 16, 1959 in Sanford, Florida), nicknamed Rock, is a former American left fielder in Major League Baseball known for his speed and ability to get on base. ... Centre Bell, Montreal Centre Bell, Montreal The Bell Centre (French: Centre Bell), formerly known as the Molson Centre, has been the home of the Montreal Canadiens since March 16, 1996, when the team departed from the historic Montreal Forum after their last game on March 11 of the same year. ... NHL redirects here. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Marlon The Greatest Pinch Hitter on Earth Ordell Anderson is a Major League Baseball infielder who was born on January 16, 1974 in Montgomery, Alabama. ...


Carter was the manager of the Gulf Coast Mets minor league team in 2005 before being promoted to the A-level St. Lucie Mets for 2006. The Gulf Coast Mets are the Rookie minor league affiliate of the New York Mets. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... The St. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ...


See also

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum is a museum located in St. ... In 1929, the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians began using uniform numbers so fans and scorekeepers could tell who was who on the field. ... In the sport of baseball, a home run is the act of hitting the ball in such a manner, whether out of the park or in (see inside the park home run), that allows the batter to safely reach home and score in one play. ... Below is the list of Major League Baseball players who have reached the 2,000 hit milestone. ... Below is the list of 295 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 Runs milestone. ... Below is the list of 252 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 RBI milestone. ... Major League Baseball recognizes runs batted in champions in the American League and National League each season. ... Listed below are the occurrences of Major League Baseball players who have hit three home runs in a single game. ... The following is a list of players and managers who appeared at least in one game for the Montreal Expos franchise from 1969 through 2004. ...

References

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Gary Carter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (555 words)
Carter established himself as one of the premier catchers in the National League both defensively and offensively.
In 2003, Gary Carter was selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame as an Expo.
In 1961, Carter was the 8-year-old national champion of the "Punt, Pass and Kick" contest, the first year the youth football event was staged.
Gary Carter - MSN Encarta (367 words)
Gary Carter, born in 1954, American baseball player, one of the game’s top catchers in the 1970s and 1980s.
Gary Edmund Carter was born in Culver City, California, and grew up in the Los Angeles suburb of Fullerton.
A gifted athlete and three-sport star in high school (baseball, football, and basketball), Carter was set to go to the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) on a football scholarship when he was selected by the Montréal Expos in the major league draft in 1972.
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