Rico Carty Stats

"My mother wanted me to be a doctor, but I didn't like that. My mother wouldn't let me go to the ball field, but i used to steal time to play. I tell my mother I going to school but I used to go to the river and swim and play ball instead. I would have ended up in the mill but for baseball." - Rico Carty in Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean (Jose Arbena, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 05/01/2002, Page 78)
Rico Carty

Rico Carty Autograph on a 1979 Topps Baseball Card (#565)
Rico Carty Autograph on a 1979 Topps Baseball Card (#565)

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Birth Name:
Ricardo Adolfo Jacobo Carty
Nickname:
Beeg Boy - Rico
Born On:
09-01-1939  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
San Pedro de Macorís, San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
San Pedro de Marcoris Escuela (San Pedro de Marcoris, DR)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
09-15-1963 (Age 24)
Last Game:
09-23-1979
Draft:
Not Applicable
Rico Carty

Rico Carty Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Rico Carty

Rico Carty Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1963 24 Braves 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1964 25 Braves 133 455 72 150 28 4 22 0 88 43 4 78 0 4 3 16 .330 .388 .554
1965 26 Braves 83 271 37 84 18 1 10 0 35 17 0 44 0 2 3 8 .310 .355 .494
1966 27 Braves 151 521 73 170 25 2 15 0 76 60 7 74 0 7 0 15 .326 .391 .468
1967 28 Braves 134 444 41 113 16 2 15 0 64 49 10 70 1 1 1 17 .255 .329 .401
1969 30 Braves 104 304 47 104 15 0 16 0 58 32 3 28 0 3 0 17 .342 .401 .549
1970 31 Braves 136 478 84 175 23 3 25 1 101 77 6 46 0 3 2 19 .366 .454 .584
1972 33 Braves 86 271 31 75 12 2 6 0 29 44 4 33 0 0 0 8 .277 .378 .402
1973 34 Rangers 86 306 24 71 12 0 3 0 33 36 2 39 0 4 1 9 .232 .311 .301
1973 34 Cubs 22 70 4 15 0 0 1 0 8 6 0 10 1 0 0 6 .214 .276 .257
1973 34 Athletics 7 8 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .750
1974 35 Indians 33 91 6 33 5 0 1 0 16 5 0 9 0 0 0 4 .363 .396 .451
1975 36 Indians 118 383 57 118 19 1 18 0 64 45 3 31 0 6 2 16 .308 .378 .504
1976 37 Indians 152 552 67 171 34 0 13 0 83 67 9 45 0 9 0 18 .310 .379 .442
1977 38 Indians 127 461 50 129 23 1 15 0 80 56 6 51 0 4 0 17 .280 .355 .432
1978 39 Blue Jays 104 387 51 110 16 0 20 1 68 36 5 41 1 6 0 7 .284 .340 .481
1978 39 Athletics 41 141 19 39 5 1 11 0 31 21 2 16 0 1 0 8 .277 .368 .560
1979 40 Blue Jays 132 461 48 118 26 0 12 1 55 46 4 45 0 4 1 21 .256 .322 .390
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
15 Years 1,651 5,606 712 1,677 278 17 204 3 890 642 65 663 3 54 13 206 .299 .369 .464
Rico Carty

Rico Carty Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1964 Braves LF 120 118 2,901 190 1.6 184 179 5 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .968 1.71
1964 Braves RF 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1965 Braves LF 73 70 1,683 109 1.5 104 101 3 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .954 1.67
1966 Braves 1B 2 0 19 4 2.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.68
1966 Braves 3B 1 0 5 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1966 Braves C 17 14 387 99 5.8 96 88 8 3 1 2 7 6 .970 6.70
1966 Braves LF 126 1 3,033 233 1.8 226 218 8 7 0 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.01
1966 Braves RF 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1967 Braves 1B 9 6 186 68 7.6 66 64 2 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .971 9.58
1967 Braves LF 99 97 2,580 190 1.9 181 174 7 9 3 n/a n/a n/a .953 1.89
1967 Braves RF 13 13 354 30 2.3 30 30 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.29
1969 Braves LF 79 79 1,825 104 1.3 98 98 0 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .942 1.45
1970 Braves LF 133 133 3,245 195 1.5 189 184 5 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .969 1.57
1972 Braves LF 78 78 1,736 146 1.9 143 140 3 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.22
1973 Rangers LF 53 53 1,233 90 1.7 90 88 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.97
1973 Cubs LF 19 19 438 36 1.9 34 34 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.10
1974 Indians 1B 8 8 189 66 8.3 65 64 1 1 9 n/a n/a n/a .985 9.29
1975 Indians 1B 26 23 577 206 7.9 204 189 15 2 21 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.55
1975 Indians LF 12 10 255 22 1.8 21 21 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .955 2.22
1976 Indians 1B 12 11 267 82 6.8 82 79 3 0 8 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.29
1976 Indians LF 1 1 21 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
1977 Indians 1B 2 2 48 23 11.5 23 20 3 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 12.94
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
LF Totals 793 659 18,950 1,317 1.7 1,272 1,239 33 45 5 n/a n/a n/a .966 1.81
1B Totals 59 50 1,286 449 7.6 444 420 24 5 45 n/a n/a n/a .989 9.32
C Totals 17 14 387 99 5.8 96 88 8 3 1 2 7 6 .970 6.70
RF Totals 15 13 366 31 2.1 31 31 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.29
3B Totals 1 0 5 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
12 Years 885 736 20,994 1,896 2.1 1,843 1,778 65 53 51 2 7 6 .972 2.37
Rico Carty

Rico Carty Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1963 Braves 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 - - -
1964 Braves 1 2 .333 13 0 n/a 20.7 5.8 5.2 - - -
1965 Braves 1 4 .200 11 1 n/a 27.1 6.2 7.7 - - -
1966 Braves 4 6 .400 16 0 n/a 34.7 7.0 6.9 - - -
1967 Braves 4 3 .571 15 0 n/a 29.6 6.3 6.9 - - -
1969 Braves 0 2 .000 25 0 n/a 19.0 10.9 5.2 - - -
1970 Braves 1 2 .333 3 0 n/a 19.1 10.4 4.7 - - -
1972 Braves 0 0 .000 8 0 n/a 45.2 8.2 9.3 - - -
1973 Rangers 2 0 1.000 2 0 31 102.0 7.8 9.3 - - -
1973 Cubs 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 70.0 7.0 8.8 - - -
1973 Athletics 0 0 .000 6 0 2 8.0 8.0 8.0 - - -
1974 Indians 0 0 .000 14 0 14 91.0 10.1 5.7 - - -
1975 Indians 2 2 .500 20 0 72 21.3 12.4 6.0 - - -
1976 Indians 1 1 .500 2 0 137 42.5 12.3 6.7 - - -
1977 Indians 1 2 .333 3 0 123 30.7 9.0 5.8 - - -
1978 Blue Jays 1 1 .500 3 0 101 19.4 9.4 5.7 - - -
1978 Athletics 0 0 .000 1 0 41 12.8 8.8 4.5 - - -
1979 Blue Jays 3 1 .750 10 0 129 38.4 10.2 8.4 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
15 Years 21 26 .447 157 1 650 27.5 8.5 6.3 - - -
Rico Carty

Rico Carty Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1963 Milwaukee Braves 77 Undetermined - -
1964 Milwaukee Braves 43 $8,000.00 - -
1965 Milwaukee Braves 43 Undetermined - -
1966 Atlanta Braves 43 Undetermined - -
1967 Atlanta Braves 43 Undetermined - -
1969 Atlanta Braves 25 Undetermined - -
1970 Atlanta Braves 25 $45,000.00 Stats -
1972 Atlanta Braves 25 $50,000.00 - -
1973 Texas Rangers 5 , 25 $65,000.00 - -
1973 Chicago Cubs 43 "     " - -
1973 Oakland Athletics 12 "     " - -
1974 Cleveland Indians 9 $72,000.00 - -
1975 Cleveland Indians 9 $65,000.00 - -
1976 Cleveland Indians 9 $60,000.00 - -
1977 Cleveland Indians 9 $120,000.00 - -
1978 Toronto Blue Jays 21 "     " - -
1978 Oakland Athletics 20 , 23 $220,000.00 - -
1979 Toronto Blue Jays 21 $220,000.00 - -


On April 12, 1966 , the Atlanta Braves played their first regular season game in Atlanta , after moving the franchise from Milwaukee . The Braves lost 4-2 to the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates , but in the bottom of the second, Rico Carty led off the inning with a single off Bob Veale , the first hit by a Braves player in an Atlanta uniform and the first by a Braves player at Atlanta Stadium.

Rico Carty played for the 1965 Milwaukee Braves (their final year of existence) and the 1966 Atlanta Braves (their first year of existence). Those in that unique "club" also include Hank Aaron , Ted Abernathy , Sandy Alomar , Felipe Alou , Wade Blasingame , Frank Bolling , Clay Carroll , Ty Cline , Tony Cloninger , Mike de la Hoz , Hank Fischer , Ken Johnson , Mack Jones , Dick Kelley , Denny Lemaster , Eddie Mathews , Denis Menke , Phil Niekro , Billy O'Dell , Gene Oliver , Chi-Chi Olivo , Joe Torre and Woody Woodward .

Rico Carty was the first left fielder for the Atlanta Braves . Around the horn that historic day was Tony Cloninger (P), Joe Torre (C), Lee Thomas (1B), Frank Bolling (2B), Eddie Mathews (3B), Denis Menke (SS), Felipe Alou (CF) and Hank Aaron (RF).

Atlanta Braves First Game
Atlanta Braves History | The Oneonta Star (Oneonta, NY) | April 13, 1966 | Page 18
Rico Carty hit .366 in 1970 , the highest batting average in Major League Baseball that season, well ahead of Joe Torre who "only" hit .325, good enough for second place in the National League that season ( Top 25 ), and well ahead of Alex Johnson who "only" hit .329, the highest batting average in the American League that season ( Top 25 ). The batting title won by Rico Carty was the first by a Braves player in Atlanta .

Those who came before Carty were: Hank Aaron (.355, 1959 Milwaukee Braves ), Hank Aaron (.328, 1956 Milwaukee Braves ), Ernie Lombardi (.330, 1942 Boston Braves ), Rogers Hornsby (.387, 1928 Boston Braves ), Hugh Duffy (.440, 1894 Boston Beaneaters ), Hugh Duffy (.363, 1893 Boston Beaneaters ), Dan Brouthers (.373, 1889 Boston Beaneaters ), and Deacon White (.387, 1877 Boston Red Caps ).

Did you know that Rico Carty once hit safely in thirty-one consecutive games ( Rico Carty 1970 Game by Game Batting Logs ), the longest hitting streak in franchise history for forty-one years, until Dan Uggla hit safely in thirty three games in 2011? [ 30-Consecutive Game Hitting Streaks ]

Last-Modified: July 2, 2019 4:20 AM EST

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