Max Carey Stats

Max Carey was born on Saturday, January 11, 1890, in Terre Haute, Indiana. Carey was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on October 3, 1910, with the Pittsburgh Pirates. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Max Carey baseball stats page.

"Stealing bases is the art of picking up little things - things like a spitball pitcher who never threw to first if he was going to throw a spitter to the plate." - Max Carey
Max Carey

Max Carey Autograph on a 2004 Upper Deck Legendary Cuts (#CA)
Max Carey Autograph on a 2004 Upper Deck Legendary Cuts (#CA)

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Birth Name:
Max George Carey
Nickname:
Scoops
Born On:
01-11-1890  (Capricorn)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Terre Haute, Indiana
Year of Death Data Died On:
05-30-1976 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Miami, Florida
Cemetery:
Woodlawn Park North Cemetery, Miami, Florida Click For Grave Photo
High School:
Terre Haute High School (Terre Haute, IN)
College:
Concorida Seminary
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
Player Weight Chart Weight:
170
First Game:
10-03-1910 (Age 20)
Last Game:
09-29-1929
Draft:
Not Applicable
Max Carey

Max Carey 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
Max Carey

Max Carey Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1910 20 Pirates 2 6 2 3 0 1 0 0 2 2 - 1 0 - 0 - .500 .625 .833
1911 21 Pirates 129 427 77 110 15 10 5 0 43 44 - 75 25 - 7 - .258 .337 .375
1912 22 Pirates 150 587 114 177 23 8 5 1 66 61 - 79 37 - 5 - .302 .372 .394
1913 23 Pirates 154 620 99 172 23 10 5 0 49 55 - 67 14 - 3 - .277 .339 .371
1914 24 Pirates 156 593 76 144 25 17 1 0 31 59 - 56 10 - 2 - .243 .313 .347
1915 25 Pirates 140 564 76 143 26 5 3 0 27 57 - 58 5 - 4 - .254 .326 .333
1916 26 Pirates 154 599 90 158 23 11 7 0 42 59 - 58 14 - 7 - .264 .337 .374
1917 27 Pirates 155 588 82 174 21 12 1 0 51 58 - 38 12 - 10 - .296 .369 .378
1918 28 Pirates 126 468 70 128 14 6 3 0 48 62 - 25 15 - 4 - .274 .363 .348
1919 29 Pirates 66 244 41 75 10 2 0 0 9 25 - 24 4 - 2 - .307 .376 .365
1920 30 Pirates 130 485 74 140 18 4 1 0 35 59 - 31 20 - 3 - .289 .369 .348
1921 31 Pirates 140 521 85 161 34 4 7 0 56 70 - 30 30 - 4 - .309 .395 .430
1922 32 Pirates 155 629 140 207 28 12 10 0 70 80 - 26 19 - 4 - .329 .408 .459
1923 33 Pirates 153 610 120 188 32 19 6 0 63 73 - 28 9 - 7 - .308 .388 .452
1924 34 Pirates 149 599 113 178 30 9 8 0 55 58 - 17 19 - 7 - .297 .366 .417
1925 35 Pirates 133 542 109 186 39 13 5 0 44 66 - 19 8 - 4 - .343 .418 .491
1926 36 Pirates 86 324 46 72 14 5 0 0 28 30 - 14 16 - 0 - .222 .288 .296
1926 36 Robins 27 100 18 26 3 1 0 0 7 8 - 5 5 - 0 - .260 .315 .310
1927 37 Robins 144 538 70 143 30 10 1 1 54 64 - 18 20 - 1 - .266 .345 .364
1928 38 Robins 108 296 41 73 11 0 2 0 19 47 - 24 8 - 2 - .247 .354 .304
1929 39 Robins 19 23 2 7 0 0 0 0 1 3 - 2 0 - 1 - .304 .407 .304
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
20 Years 2,476 9,363 1,545 2,665 419 159 70 2 800 1,040 - 695 290 - 77 - .285 .361 .386
Max Carey

Max Carey Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1910 Pirates LF 2 - - 11 5.5 11 10 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1911 Pirates CF 67 64 1,721 200 3.0 197 189 8 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .985 3.09
1911 Pirates LF 46 45 1,217 200 4.3 197 115 3 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .959 2.62
1914 Pirates LF 154 - - 353 2.3 341 318 23 12 3 n/a n/a n/a .966 0.00
1915 Pirates LF 139 138 3,630 334 2.4 328 307 21 6 5 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.44
1916 Pirates CF 134 133 3,567 1,399 10.4 1,370 1,370 - 29 6 n/a n/a n/a - -
1916 Pirates LF 21 20 510 154 7.3 152 149 3 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .987 8.05
1917 Pirates CF 153 151 453 478 3.1 468 440 28 10 8 n/a n/a n/a .979 27.89
1918 Pirates CF 126 1 378 401 3.2 384 359 25 17 9 n/a n/a n/a .958 27.43
1919 Pirates CF 63 63 1,722 188 3.0 178 173 5 10 1 n/a n/a n/a .947 2.79
1920 Pirates CF 129 128 3,447 367 2.8 355 345 10 12 0 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.78
1921 Pirates CF 139 139 3,801 466 3.4 446 431 15 20 6 n/a n/a n/a .957 3.17
1922 Pirates CF 152 152 4,071 483 3.2 468 447 21 15 4 n/a n/a n/a .969 3.10
1922 Pirates LF 3 3 74 3 1.0 3 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.09
1923 Pirates CF 153 153 4,044 497 3.2 478 450 28 19 4 n/a n/a n/a .962 3.19
1924 Pirates CF 149 149 3,914 460 3.1 444 428 16 16 3 n/a n/a n/a .965 3.06
1925 Pirates CF 130 130 3,348 403 3.1 383 363 20 20 2 n/a n/a n/a .950 3.09
1926 Pirates CF 82 80 2,011 247 3.0 233 225 8 14 3 n/a n/a n/a .943 3.13
1926 Robins CF 27 27 642 75 2.8 70 70 0 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .933 2.94
1927 Robins CF 40 34 822 100 2.5 95 92 3 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .950 3.12
1927 Robins LF 1 1 12 4 4.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1927 Robins RF 108 105 2,672 257 2.4 251 235 16 6 6 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.54
1928 Robins CF 64 61 1,428 184 2.9 181 174 7 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .984 3.42
1928 Robins LF 2 0 3 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1928 Robins RF 35 11 303 28 0.8 28 27 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.50
1929 Robins CF 2 2 54 21 10.5 21 18 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.50
1929 Robins RF 2 1 27 4 2.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.00
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
CF Totals 1,610 1,467 35,423 5,969 3.7 5,771 5,574 197 198 49 n/a n/a n/a .967 4.40
LF Totals 368 207 5,446 1,060 2.9 1,037 906 52 25 11 n/a n/a n/a .975 4.75
RF Totals 145 117 3,002 289 2.0 283 266 17 6 6 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.55
18 Years 2,123 1,791 43,871 7,318 3.4 7,091 6,746 266 229 66 n/a n/a n/a .968 4.32
Max Carey

Max Carey Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1910 Pirates 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.0 3.0 - - -
1911 Pirates 27 - - 0 0 n/a 85.4 5.7 9.9 - - -
1912 Pirates 45 - - 0 0 n/a 117.4 7.4 8.9 - - -
1913 Pirates 61 17 .782 0 0 n/a 124.0 9.3 12.7 - - -
1914 Pirates 38 - - 0 0 n/a 593.0 10.6 19.1 - - -
1915 Pirates 36 17 .679 0 0 n/a 188.0 9.7 20.9 - - -
1916 Pirates 63 19 .768 0 0 n/a 85.6 10.3 14.3 - - -
1917 Pirates 46 - - 0 0 n/a 588.0 15.5 11.5 - - -
1918 Pirates 58 - - 0 0 n/a 156.0 18.7 9.8 - - -
1919 Pirates 18 - - 3 0 n/a 0.0 10.2 27.1 - - -
1920 Pirates 52 10 .839 2 0 n/a 485.0 15.6 13.9 - - -
1921 Pirates 37 12 .755 1 0 n/a 74.4 17.4 9.3 - - -
1922 Pirates 51 2 .962 0 0 n/a 62.9 24.2 9.0 - - -
1923 Pirates 51 8 .864 0 0 n/a 101.7 21.8 9.7 - - -
1924 Pirates 49 13 .790 0 0 n/a 74.9 35.2 10.9 - - -
1925 Pirates 46 11 .807 3 0 n/a 108.4 28.5 12.3 - - -
1926 Pirates 10 - - 4 0 n/a 0.0 23.1 11.6 - - -
1926 Robins 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 20.0 14.3 - - -
1927 Robins 32 - - 2 1 n/a 538.0 29.9 10.0 - - -
1928 Robins 18 - - 11 2 n/a 148.0 12.3 15.6 - - -
1929 Robins 0 - - 12 3 n/a 0.0 11.5 23.0 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
20 Years 738 109 .871 38 6 n/a 133.8 13.5 11.7 - - -
Max Carey

Max Carey Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1910 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
1911 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
1912 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
1913 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
1914 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
1915 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
1916 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a $5,000.00 n/a -
1917 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
1918 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
1919 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
1920 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
1921 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
1922 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
1923 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
1924 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
1925 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1926 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a $16,500.00 n/a -
1926 Brooklyn Robins n/a "     " n/a -
1927 Brooklyn Robins n/a Undetermined n/a -
1928 Brooklyn Robins n/a Undetermined n/a -
1929 Brooklyn Robins n/a Undetermined n/a -


On September 10, 1974 , Lou Brock stole his one-hundred fifth base of the season breaking Maury Wills ' modern single season record. Former Negro League speedster James "Cool Papa" Bell presented Brock with the actual base during an on-field ceremony and said, "We decided to give him his one-hundred fifth base, because if we didn't, he was going to steal it, anyway." Brock was also credited with breaking Max Carey's forty-five year old National League career stolen bases record of 738 in that game (with his second steal). When Carey passed away, two years after the record fell, his obituary (seen below) mentioned the mark as well. Note: modern research into stolen bases has actually shown that Billy Hamilton had more steals in the National League than Carey, but the events unfolded at the time with the facts as they were known.
Max Carey Obituary
Max Carey Obituary | St. Petersburg Independent | May 31, 1976 | Page 3-C

Did you know that Max Carey finished his career with 2,665 hits, five more than George Davis (1890-1909) had after his career and he was the all-time hits leader amongst switch hitters in baseball history? Carey held the mark until Frankie Frisch (1919-1937) finished with 2,880 hits, taking over the "hits-king title", which was surrendered to Pete Rose (1963-1986), an unreachable record of 4,256 career hits (tops for switch-hitters, lefties and righties).

Max Carey Hall of Fame Plaque
Max Carey | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1961 ( HOF )
Max Carey led the National League in at-bats twice (1913 & 1914), in bases on balls twice (1918 & 1922), in double plays turned by a left fielder twice (1914 & 1915) in plate appearances twice (1913 & 1924), in triples twice (1914 & 1923), and was the stolen base champion ten times (1913, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925) - a Major League leading total he held until Rickey Henderson made it to twelve. The Most Seasons Leading The National League in stolen bases , through today, is still Max Carey!

Last-Modified: February 1, 2018 10:05 AM EST

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