Carter file

January 08, 2003

Carter file

Name: Gary Edmund Carter.

Born: April 8, 1954, Culver City, Calif.

Position: Catcher.

Batted/threw: Right/right.

Notes: Elected in sixth year on ballot. ... An 11-time All-Star catcher with the Montreal Expos and New York Mets. Was All-Star MVP in 1981 and 1984. ... Won three straight Gold Gloves (1980-82). ... Holds major- league record for most putouts by a catcher. ... Caught an NL-record 2,056 games. ... Hit 324 home runs with 1,225 RBIs. Batted .262 in 19 seasons. ... Posted four 100-RBI seasons. ... Twice hit three home runs in a game. ... Nicknamed "Kid." ... Popular with fans and media. Known for enthusiasm and big smile. ... Helped Mets win 1986 title. Singled with two outs to start the famous, three-run rally in the bottom of the 10th inning in Game 6 to beat Boston. Drove in a key run in Game 7 victory. ... Played with new Hall member Eddie Murray with Los Angeles in 1991. Also played with San Francisco before finishing career with Expos in 1992. Could become first player in Hall with an Expos cap on his plaque. -- Associated Press

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