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Full Name: Gary Edmund Carter Primary Position: C
Height/Weight: 6' 2"/205 First Game: September 16, 1974
Birthdate: April 8, 1954 Final Game: September 27, 1992
Birthplace: Culver City, California MLB Experience: 19 years
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003


Biography

Gary Carter (Gary Edmund Carter) was born on April 8, 1954 in Culver City, California. He made his Major League debut on September 16, 1974 for the Montreal Expos. In 1975, his rookie year, he hit .270 with 17 home runs and 68 RBI. Carter played for the Montreal Expos, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers over the course of his 19 year career.

Most people believe that Gary Carter's best season was 1984, when he slugged 27 home runs, hit for a .294 average and knocked in 106 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1974 MON N 9 27 5 11 1 6 .407 .414 .593 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 0
1975 MON N 144 503 58 136 17 68 .270 .360 .416 20 1 72 83 1 10 5 8 7
1976 MON N 91 311 31 68 6 38 .219 .287 .309 8 1 30 43 1 2 0 2 7
1977 MON N 154 522 86 148 31 84 .284 .356 .525 29 2 58 103 5 3 5 5 9
1978 MON N 157 533 76 136 20 72 .255 .336 .422 27 1 62 70 5 2 10 11 10
1979 MON N 141 505 74 143 22 75 .283 .338 .485 26 5 40 62 5 2 3 3 11
1980 MON N 154 549 76 145 29 101 .264 .331 .486 25 5 58 78 1 1 3 11 9
1981 MON N 100 374 48 94 16 68 .251 .313 .444 20 2 35 35 1 3 1 4 6
1982 MON N 154 557 91 163 29 97 .293 .381 .510 32 1 78 64 6 4 2 11 16
1983 MON N 145 541 63 146 17 79 .270 .336 .444 37 3 51 57 7 2 1 7 14
1984 MON N 159 596 75 175 27 106 .294 .366 .487 32 1 64 57 6 0 2 9 8
1985 NY N 149 555 83 156 32 100 .281 .365 .488 17 1 69 46 6 0 1 16 18
1986 NY N 132 490 81 125 24 105 .255 .337 .439 14 2 62 63 6 0 1 9 21
1987 NY N 139 523 55 123 20 83 .235 .290 .392 18 2 42 73 1 1 0 1 14
1988 NY N 130 455 39 110 11 46 .242 .301 .358 16 2 34 52 7 1 0 1 8
1989 NY N 50 153 14 28 2 15 .183 .241 .275 8 0 12 15 0 0 0 0 5
1990 SF N 92 244 24 62 9 27 .254 .324 .406 10 0 25 31 1 0 1 3 2
1991 LA N 101 248 22 61 6 26 .246 .323 .375 14 0 22 26 7 1 2 1 11
1992 MON N 95 285 24 62 5 29 .218 .299 .340 18 1 33 37 2 1 0 4 4
Total 2296 7971 1025 2092 324 1225 .262 .335 .439 371 31 848 997 68 33 39 106 180

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1974 MON N OF 2 2 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1974 MON N C 6 5 48 26 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.000
1974 MON N RF 2 2 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1975 MON N C 66 56 521 280 37 5 6 0 6 22 21 2 .984
1975 MON N OF 92 80 729.1 150 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1975 MON N 3B 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1975 MON N RF 92 80 729.1 150 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1976 MON N LF 2 2 14 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1976 MON N OF 36 33 260 53 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1976 MON N RF 34 31 246 50 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1976 MON N C 60 55 493.2 311 36 2 7 0 3 27 27 3 .994
1977 MON N OF 1 0 1.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1977 MON N C 146 143 1271.1 811 101 9 14 0 9 113 55 4 .990
1977 MON N LF 1 0 1.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1978 MON N C 152 147 1304 781 83 10 9 0 1 80 58 1 .989
1978 MON N 1B 1 0 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1979 MON N C 138 135 1214.1 751 88 9 12 0 3 75 66 4 .989
1980 MON N C 149 146 1304.1 822 108 7 8 0 3 94 63 1 .993
1981 MON N 1B 1 1 5 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1981 MON N C 100 99 861 509 58 4 11 0 4 50 44 3 .993
1982 MON N C 153 151 1353.2 954 104 10 6 0 6 103 70 5 .991
1983 MON N 1B 1 1 8 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1983 MON N C 144 141 1261.1 847 107 5 14 0 6 86 75 10 .995
1984 MON N C 143 134 1200 772 65 6 6 0 7 107 50 3 .993
1984 MON N 1B 25 23 196 218 13 1 19 0 0 0 0 0 .996
1985 NY N C 143 139 1251 956 67 8 11 0 5 99 51 6 .992
1985 NY N RF 1 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1985 NY N 1B 6 6 40 31 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1985 NY N OF 1 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1986 NY N OF 4 3 27 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .833
1986 NY N 3B 1 0 4.1 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1986 NY N C 122 121 1078.2 869 62 8 13 0 5 114 45 2 .991
1986 NY N RF 2 2 16 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .750
1986 NY N 1B 9 7 63 68 5 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1986 NY N LF 2 1 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1987 NY N OF 1 1 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1987 NY N C 135 132 1142 874 70 9 13 0 5 122 46 2 .991
1987 NY N RF 1 1 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1987 NY N 1B 4 0 10 10 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1988 NY N 1B 10 6 61 45 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1988 NY N 3B 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1988 NY N C 119 116 998.1 797 54 9 5 0 9 136 31 2 .990
1989 NY N C 47 42 369.1 266 31 6 6 0 3 46 20 1 .980
1989 NY N 1B 1 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1990 SF N 1B 3 3 25 25 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1990 SF N C 80 58 534.2 323 31 3 2 0 4 66 21 1 .992
1991 LA N C 68 55 497.1 355 45 5 2 0 4 59 28 0 .988
1991 LA N 1B 10 4 54.2 47 7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1992 MON N C 85 79 665 481 52 6 3 0 1 98 38 1 .989
1992 MON N 1B 5 2 21 26 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 3B 3 0 9.1 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total OF 137 120 1048 214 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 .978
Total C 2056 1954 17369 11785 1203 121 149 0 84 1498 810 51 .991
Total RF 132 117 1021.1 207 6 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 .977
Total 1B 76 53 488.1 490 33 2 39 0 0 0 0 0 .996
Total LF 5 3 26.2 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000

Transactions

  • Selected by Montreal Expos in the 3rd round of the free-agent draft (June 6, 1972).
  • Traded by Montreal Expos to New York Mets in exchange for Hubie Brooks, Mike Fitzgerald, Herm Winningham and Floyd Youmans (December 10, 1984).
  • Released by New York Mets (November 14, 1989).
  • Signed by San Francisco Giants (January 19, 1990).
  • Granted free agency (November 5, 1990).
  • Signed by Los Angeles Dodgers (March 26, 1991).
  • Claimed on waivers by Montreal Expos from Los Angeles Dodgers (November 15, 1991).
  • Granted free agency (November 6, 1992).

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