Joe Carter
Joe Carter


Joe Carter
consecutive championship. Carter is one of only two players to end a World Series with a home run, the other being Bill Mazeroski. Joe Carter attended Wichita

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American baseball player For others with similar names, see Joseph Carter (disambiguation). Joe CarterCarter in 2017Outfielder / First basemanBorn: (1960-03-07) March 7, 1960 (age 59)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Batted: Right Threw: Right MLB debutJuly 30, 1983, for the Chicago CubsLast MLB appearanceSeptember 28, 1998, for the San Francisco GiantsMLB statisticsBatting average.259Hits2,184Home runs396Runs batted in1,445 Teams Career highlights and awards Member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Induction2003

Joseph Chris Carter (born March 7, 1960) is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as an outfielder and first baseman for the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, and San Francisco Giants. Carter is best known for hitting a walk-off home run to win the 1993 World Series for the Toronto Blue Jays, their second consecutive championship. Carter is one of only two players to end a World Series with a home run, the other being Bill Mazeroski.

Contents Career College

Joe Carter attended Wichita State University,[1] leaving after his junior year. He was named The Sporting News magazine's College Player of the Year in 1981.[2] In the 1981 MLB draft, the Chicago Cubs chose him with the second overall pick.[3]

Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians

Carter first reached the majors in 1983 with the Cubs,[4] but was traded to the Cleveland Indians the following year, where he blossomed into a star. Carter emerged as a prolific power hitter, hitting as many as 35 home runs in a season and regularly driving in 100 or more runs. He usually hit nearly as many doubles as he did homers, and would get respectable numbers of triples in many years too. He was also a very good baserunner, stealing 20-30 bases a year with a high rate of success; in 1987, Carter became a rare member of the single-season 30–30 club for home runs/stolen bases.

San Diego Padres

After a strong 1989 season, Carter was traded by Cleveland to the San Diego Padres for prospects Sandy Alomar, Jr., Carlos Baerga, and Chris James. Although he continued to drive in runs, he also continued to have defensive problems. The Padres subsequently dealt him to the Toronto Blue Jays along with Roberto Alomar in exchange for star players Fred McGriff and Tony Fernández.

Toronto Blue Jays Joe Carter is a member of the Toronto Blue Jays' Level of Excellence.

Carter's overall game improved dramatically in 1991, as he helped the Toronto Blue Jays win the division title and hit the game-winning single that clinched the AL East championship; he also emerged for the first time as a team leader. In 1992, he helped the Jays win their first World Series championship, the first ever won by a Canadian-based team. Carter hit two home runs and recorded the final out of the Series, taking a throw to first base from reliever Mike Timlin to nab Otis Nixon of the Atlanta Braves, who bunted. This was the first time a World Series ended on a bunt.

Carter and Edwin Encarnación are the only two Blue Jays to hit two home runs in one inning, with Carter's coming against the Baltimore Orioles in 1993 and Encarnacion's against the Houston Astros in 2013.

1993 World Series Fireworks in SkyDome after Carter's World Series-winning home run

In 1993, the Blue Jays reached the World Series again, facing the Philadelphia Phillies. In Game 6, with the Blue Jays leading three games to two, Carter came to bat with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning with the Blue Jays trailing 6–5 and Rickey Henderson and Paul Molitor on base. On a 2–2 count, Carter hit a three-run walk-off home run off Phillies pitcher Mitch Williams (against whom he had previously been 0–4 in his career) to win the World Series, only the second time a Series has ended with a home run (the other being in 1960, when Bill Mazeroski did it for the Pittsburgh Pirates against the New York Yankees), and the only time the home run has been hit by a player whose team was trailing in the bottom of the 9th inning in a potential championship clinching game. Upon hitting the home run, Carter jumped up and down many times, most notably while rounding first base, where his helmet came off. Tom Cheek, the Blue Jays' radio broadcaster, called the play: "Touch 'em all, Joe! You'll never hit a bigger home run in your life!"[5]

1994–1997

Carter continued to play for the Blue Jays until 1997, and led the Blue Jays in home runs and RBIs in 1994 and 1995.

When he represented the Blue Jays at the 1996 All-Star Game, he received boos for his home run that won the Blue Jays the 1993 World Series, as the game took place at Veterans Stadium, then the home of the Philadelphia Phillies.[6][7][8] During the 1997 season, he snuck an unlicensed maple wood baseball bat manufactured by Sam Bat into a game.[9]

Baltimore Orioles and San Francisco Giants Carter with the Baltimore Orioles in spring training, 1998

He became a free agent in 1998 and briefly played for the Baltimore Orioles and San Francisco Giants before retiring. Carter ended his career by popping out to end the game in a one-game playoff against the Chicago Cubs.[10]

Career statistics

Carter was named to five All-Star teams. In his career he hit 396 home runs and drove in 1445 runs. He drove in 100 runs in a season ten times, including the 1994 year, which was cut short due to the strike that occurred 115 games into the year. He was the first player to record 100 RBI for three different teams in three consecutive seasons.[11] In 1993, while a Toronto Blue Jay, Carter set an American League record when he hit 3 home runs in a game for the fifth time in his career. (The record was tied 10 years later by another Blue Jay – Carlos Delgado.)

Carter was also involved in the final plays of four games in which the Blue Jays clinched a championship: 1) The game-winning single to drive home Roberto Alomar and clinch the 1991 American League East division championship, 2) catching the final out at first base in the 1992 World Series, 3) catching the final out on a fly ball to right field in the 1993 American League Championship Series, and 4) the walk-off home run in Game 6 of the 1993 World Series.

Post retirement

From 1999 to 2000, Carter served as a color commentator for the Toronto Blue Jays on CTV Sportsnet, leaving to work for the Chicago Cubs. From 2001 to 2002, Carter served as the color commentator, alongside play-by-play man Chip Caray, for the Chicago Cubs on WGN-TV. Carter was replaced by the man whom Carter himself replaced, Steve Stone.

Carter became eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003, however, he only received 19 votes, representing 3.8% of the vote and was dropped from future ballots.

Carter was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003.

In September 2006, Carter was awarded the Major League Baseball Hometown Heroes Award, as the former or current player who best represents the legacy of his franchise's history, as voted by fans.

In 2008, Carter appeared on an episode of Pros vs. Joes.

On August 7, 2009, Carter, along with many of his 1992 and 1993 Toronto Blue Jay World Series alumni teammates, attended a reunion/pre-game ceremony at the SkyDome. The event was organized by Carter himself and included three dozen players, coaches and athletic trainers from the Blue Jays' 1992 and 1993 World Series rosters.[12]

On May 19, 2012, the Cleveland Indians honored Carter with a bobblehead giveaway bearing his likeness during their game against the Miami Marlins. Carter attended and signed autographs, as well as throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.

On July 14, 2015, in a pregame ceremony before the 2015 All-Star Game, it was announced that Carter was elected by fans as a Franchise Four member of the Toronto Blue Jays, as one of the four most valuable players in franchise history.

Charity involvement

Carter co-chairs the annual "Joe Carter Classic", a celebrity golf tournament in the Toronto area founded in 2010 to benefit the Children's Aid Foundation. The tournament has raised over $225,000 for the foundation. Previous events have featured celebrities including Charles Barkley, Ray Bourque, and Gordie Howe.

In popular culture Awards and honors See also References
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  8. ^ Griffin, Richard (July 9, 1996). "This time, Phillies pitcher shuts down Carter". Toronto Star. p. C3. As Carter took his first swing and the on-field introduction was made, the boos rained down.
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External links Awards and achievements Preceded by
Rubén Sierra
Chris Hoiles American League Player of the Month
June 1991
April 1994 Succeeded by
Robin Ventura
Frank Thomas Sporting positions Preceded by
Steve Stone Chicago Cubs Television Color Commentator
2001–2002 Succeeded by
Steve Stone Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Player of the Year 1981 College Baseball All-America Team selections 1981 Major League Baseball draft first round selections Chicago Cubs first-round draft picks American League season runs batted in leaders American League Outfielder Silver Slugger Award Toronto Blue Jays 1992 World Series champions
2 Manuel Lee
4 Alfredo Griffin
9 John Olerud
10 Pat Borders (World Series MVP)
11 David Cone
12 Roberto Alomar (ALCS MVP)
14 Derek Bell
15 Pat Tabler
17 Kelly Gruber
22 Jimmy Key
23 Candy Maldonado
24 Turner Ward
25 Devon White
29 Joe Carter
30 Todd Stottlemyre
31 Duane Ward
32 Dave Winfield
33 Ed Sprague
36 David Wells
40 Mike Timlin
47 Jack Morris
48 Mark Eichhorn
50 Tom Henke
66 Juan Guzmán
Manager
43 Cito Gaston
Coaches
First Base Coach 3 Bob Bailor
Third Base Coach 7 Rich Hacker
Bullpen Coach 8 John Sullivan
Bench Coach 18 Gene Tenace
Hitting Coach 39 Larry Hisle
Pitching Coach 42 Galen Cisco
Regular season
American League Championship Series
Toronto Blue Jays 1993 World Series champions
1 Tony Fernández
2 Rob Butler
4 Alfredo Griffin
9 John Olerud
10 Pat Borders
12 Roberto Alomar
16 Turner Ward
19 Paul Molitor (World Series MVP)
21 Willie Cañate
24 Rickey Henderson
25 Devon White
27 Randy Knorr
28 Al Leiter
29 Joe Carter
30 Todd Stottlemyre
31 Duane Ward
33 Ed Sprague
34 Dave Stewart (ALCS MVP)
40 Mike Timlin
41 Pat Hentgen
44 Scott Brow
47 Jack Morris
48 Mark Eichhorn
49 Tony Castillo
50 Danny Cox
66 Juan Guzmán
Manager
43 Cito Gaston
Coaches
First Base Coach 3 Bob Bailor
Third Base Coach (1) 7 Rich Hacker
Bullpen Coach 8 John Sullivan
Bench Coach 18 Gene Tenace
Hitting Coach 39 Larry Hisle
Pitching Coach 42 Galen Cisco
Third Base Coach (2) 45 Nick Leyva
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