Gary Carter Stats

Gary Carter was born on Thursday, April 8, 1954, in Culver City, California. Carter was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 16, 1974, with the Montreal Expos. 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 Gary Carter baseball stats page.

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"As (Gary) Carter's game improved, so did the fortunes of the ( Montreal ) Expos . Led by 'The Kid,' a nickname Carter acquired as a result of his youthful exuberance and ever-present smile, the team steadily improved from 107 losses in 1976 to back-to-back second place finishes in 1979 and 1980." - The National Baseball Hall of Fame (2003) [ Gary Carter Quotes ]

Gary Carter

Gary 'The Kid' Carter Autograph on a 1983 Fleer Baseball Card (#278 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1983fle01' title='1983 Fleer Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Gary 'The Kid' Carter Autograph on a 1983 Fleer Baseball Card (#278 | Checklist )

Birth Name:
Gary Edmund Carter
Nickname:
Camera - The Kid - The Kodak Kid
Born On:
04-08-1954  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Culver City, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
02-16-2012 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
West Palm Beach, Florida
Cemetery:
Riverside Memorial Park, Tequesta, Florida
High School:
Sunny Hills High School (Fullerton, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
215
First Game:
09-16-1974 (Age 20)
Last Game:
09-27-1992
Draft:
1972 : 3rd Round (53rd)

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Gary Carter Pitching Stats

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Gary Carter Hitting Stats

1974 20 Expos 9 27 5 11 0 1 1 0 6 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 .407 .414 .593
1975 21 Expos 144 503 58 136 20 1 17 0 68 72 8 83 10 4 1 7 .270 .360 .416
1976 22 Expos 91 311 31 68 8 1 6 0 38 30 2 43 2 3 1 7 .219 .287 .309
1977 23 Expos 154 522 86 148 29 2 31 0 84 58 5 103 3 7 5 9 .284 .356 .525
1978 24 Expos 157 533 76 136 27 1 20 1 72 62 11 70 2 5 5 10 .255 .336 .422
1979 25 Expos 141 505 74 143 26 5 22 1 75 40 3 62 2 7 5 11 .283 .338 .485
1980 26 Expos 154 549 76 145 25 5 29 2 101 58 11 78 1 8 1 9 .264 .331 .486
1981 27 Expos 100 374 48 94 20 2 16 1 68 35 4 35 3 6 1 6 .251 .313 .444
1982 28 Expos 154 557 91 163 32 1 29 0 97 78 11 64 4 8 6 16 .293 .381 .510
1983 29 Expos 145 541 63 146 37 3 17 1 79 51 7 57 2 8 7 14 .270 .336 .444
1984 30 Expos 159 596 75 175 32 1 27 1 106 64 9 57 0 3 6 8 .294 .366 .487
1985 31 Mets 149 555 83 156 17 1 32 2 100 69 16 46 0 3 6 18 .281 .365 .488
1986 32 Mets 132 490 81 125 14 2 24 1 105 62 9 63 0 15 6 21 .255 .337 .439
1987 33 Mets 139 523 55 123 18 2 20 1 83 42 1 73 1 6 1 14 .235 .290 .392
1988 34 Mets 130 455 39 110 16 2 11 0 46 34 1 52 1 6 7 8 .242 .301 .358
1989 35 Mets 50 153 14 28 8 0 2 0 15 12 0 15 0 1 0 5 .183 .241 .275
1990 36 Giants 92 244 24 62 10 0 9 0 27 25 3 31 0 2 1 2 .254 .324 .406
1991 37 Dodgers 101 248 22 61 14 0 6 0 26 22 1 26 1 2 7 11 .246 .323 .375
1992 38 Expos 95 285 24 62 18 1 5 0 29 33 4 37 1 4 2 4 .218 .299 .340
19 Years 2,296 7,971 1,025 2,092 371 31 324 11 1,225 848 106 997 33 99 68 180 .262 .335 .439

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Gary Carter Fielding Stats

1974 Expos C 6 5 144 30 5.0 30 26 4 0 1 0 1 1 1.000 5.63
1974 Expos RF 2 2 42 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
1975 Expos 3B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1975 Expos C 66 56 1,563 322 4.9 317 280 37 5 6 6 22 21 .984 5.48
1975 Expos RF 92 80 2,188 157 1.7 153 151 2 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .975 1.89
1976 Expos C 60 55 1,481 349 5.8 347 311 36 2 7 3 27 27 .994 6.33
1976 Expos LF 2 2 42 3 1.5 3 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.93
1976 Expos RF 34 31 738 55 1.6 55 50 5 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.01
1977 Expos C 146 143 3,814 921 6.3 912 811 101 9 14 9 113 55 .990 6.46
1977 Expos LF 1 0 5 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.80
1978 Expos 1B 1 0 12 6 6.0 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 13.50
1978 Expos C 152 147 3,912 874 5.8 864 781 83 10 9 1 80 58 .989 5.96
1979 Expos C 138 135 3,643 848 6.1 839 751 88 9 12 3 75 66 .989 6.22
1980 Expos C 149 146 3,913 937 6.3 930 822 108 7 8 3 94 63 .993 6.42
1981 Expos 1B 1 1 15 6 6.0 6 6 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.80
1981 Expos C 100 99 2,583 571 5.7 567 509 58 4 11 4 50 44 .993 5.93
1982 Expos C 153 151 4,061 1,068 7.0 1,058 954 104 10 6 6 103 70 .991 7.03
1983 Expos 1B 1 1 24 9 9.0 9 8 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.13
1983 Expos C 144 141 3,784 959 6.7 954 847 107 5 14 6 86 75 .995 6.81
1984 Expos 1B 25 23 588 232 9.3 231 218 13 1 19 n/a n/a n/a .996 10.61
1984 Expos C 143 134 3,600 843 5.9 837 772 65 6 6 7 107 50 .993 6.28
1985 Mets 1B 6 6 120 34 5.7 34 31 3 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.65
1985 Mets C 143 139 3,753 1,031 7.2 1,023 956 67 8 11 5 99 51 .992 7.36
1985 Mets RF 1 1 24 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1986 Mets 1B 9 7 189 73 8.1 73 68 5 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.43
1986 Mets 3B 1 0 13 4 4.0 4 1 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.31
1986 Mets C 122 121 3,236 939 7.7 931 869 62 8 13 5 114 45 .991 7.77
1986 Mets LF 2 1 33 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.64
1986 Mets RF 2 2 48 4 2.0 3 3 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 1.69
1987 Mets 1B 4 0 30 10 2.5 10 10 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1987 Mets C 135 132 3,426 953 7.1 944 874 70 9 13 5 122 46 .991 7.44
1987 Mets RF 1 1 24 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1988 Mets 1B 10 6 183 49 4.9 48 45 3 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .980 7.08
1988 Mets 3B 1 0 12 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1988 Mets C 119 116 2,995 860 7.2 851 797 54 9 5 9 136 31 .990 7.67
1989 Mets 1B 1 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1989 Mets C 47 42 1,108 303 6.4 297 266 31 6 6 3 46 20 .980 7.24
1990 Giants 1B 3 3 75 25 8.3 25 25 0 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1990 Giants C 80 58 1,604 357 4.5 354 323 31 3 2 4 66 21 .992 5.96
1991 Dodgers 1B 10 4 164 54 5.4 54 47 7 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.89
1991 Dodgers C 68 55 1,492 405 6.0 400 355 45 5 2 4 59 28 .988 7.24
1992 Expos 1B 5 2 63 27 5.4 27 26 1 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.57
1992 Expos C 85 79 1,995 539 6.3 533 481 52 6 3 1 98 38 .989 7.21
C Totals 2,056 1,954 52,107 13,109 6.4 12,988 11,785 1,203 121 149 84 1,498 810 .991 6.73
RF Totals 132 117 3,064 220 1.7 215 208 7 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .977 1.89
1B Totals 76 53 1,465 525 6.9 523 490 33 2 39 n/a n/a n/a .996 9.64
LF Totals 5 3 80 7 1.4 7 6 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.36
3B Totals 3 0 28 5 1.7 5 1 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.82
19 Years 2,272 2,127 56,744 13,866 6.1 13,738 12,490 1,248 128 191 84 1,498 810 .991 6.54

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Gary Carter Miscellaneous Stats

1974 Expos 2 0 1.000 1 0 n/a 27.0 13.5 4.5 - - -
1975 Expos 5 2 .714 7 0 n/a 29.6 6.1 7.4 - - -
1976 Expos 0 2 .000 2 0 n/a 51.8 7.2 8.2 - - -
1977 Expos 5 5 .500 9 0 n/a 16.8 5.1 6.2 - - -
1978 Expos 10 6 .625 9 0 n/a 26.7 7.6 7.4 - - -
1979 Expos 3 2 .600 4 0 n/a 23.0 8.1 6.7 - - -
1980 Expos 3 2 .600 6 0 n/a 18.9 7.0 5.4 - - -
1981 Expos 1 5 .167 0 0 n/a 23.4 10.7 5.5 - - -
1982 Expos 2 5 .286 3 0 n/a 19.2 8.7 5.7 - - -
1983 Expos 1 1 .500 2 0 n/a 31.8 9.5 6.8 - - -
1984 Expos 2 2 .500 2 0 n/a 22.1 10.5 5.6 - - -
1985 Mets 1 1 .500 3 0 n/a 17.3 12.1 5.6 - - -
1986 Mets 1 0 1.000 1 0 n/a 20.4 7.8 4.7 - - -
1987 Mets 0 0 .000 5 0 n/a 26.2 7.2 6.3 - - -
1988 Mets 0 2 .000 8 0 n/a 41.4 8.8 9.9 - - -
1989 Mets 0 0 .000 5 0 n/a 76.5 10.2 10.2 - - -
1990 Giants 1 1 .500 22 1 n/a 27.1 7.9 9.0 - - -
1991 Dodgers 2 2 .500 31 0 n/a 41.3 9.5 9.5 - - -
1992 Expos 0 4 .000 11 0 n/a 57.0 7.7 9.8 - - -
19 Years 39 42 .481 131 1 n/a 24.6 8.0 6.5 - - -

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Gary Carter Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1974 Montreal Expos 57 $15,000.00 - -
1975 Montreal Expos 8 $16,000.00 Stats -
1976 Montreal Expos 8 $45,000.00 - -
1977 Montreal Expos 8 $65,000.00 - -
1978 Montreal Expos 8 $220,000.00 - -
1979 Montreal Expos 8 $220,000.00 Stats -
1980 Montreal Expos 8 $220,000.00 Stats -
1981 Montreal Expos 8 $240,000.00 Stats -
1982 Montreal Expos 8 $240,000.00 Stats -
1983 Montreal Expos 8 $2,000,400.00 Stats -
1984 Montreal Expos 8 $2,010,300.00 Stats -
1985 New York Mets 8 $2,028,571.00 Stats -
1986 New York Mets 8 $2,160,714.00 Stats Stats
1987 New York Mets 8 $2,060,714.00 Stats -
1988 New York Mets 8 $2,160,714.00 Stats -
1989 New York Mets 8 $2,198,572.00 - -
1990 San Francisco Giants 8 $250,000.00 - -
1991 Los Angeles Dodgers 8 $500,000.00 - -
1992 Montreal Expos 8 $825,000.00 - -
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baseball almanac fast facts

Did you know that Gary Carter was the second New York Mets Team Captain in franchise history? New York Mets Team Captains: Keith Hernandez 1987-1989, Gary Carter 1988-1989, John Franco David Wright 2013-(present).

Gary Carter had a Major League smile. Gary Carter had Major League enthusiasm. Gary Carter was an absolute "gamer" in every sense of the word (Source: Steve Rogers ). Gary Carter was a rock-solid, hard hitting, team leader who easily qualifies as one of the single best catchers in the history of Major League baseball. Join Baseball Almanac as we take a look at some additional numbers of interest:

1 - Gary Carter was elected tot he National Baseball Hall of Fame on his sixth ballot, receiving 78.02% of the votes in 2003, and became the first Hall of Fame member whose plaque (below) depicts him as a member of the Montreal Expos .

3 - Gary Carter was an eleven time All-Star and the third player in Midsummer Classic history to win the All-Star Most Valuable Player Award twice. The Kid won after his performance in 1981 & 1984 , joining Willie Mays ( 1963 & 1968 ) and Steve Garvey ( 1974 & 1978 ).

5 - Gary Carter was the first National League catcher to win a Silver Slugger Award more than once, garnishing back to back hardware in 1981 & 1982 . The Kid would go on to become the first to also win it three times, four times, and five times - a feat not matched until Mike Piazza won his fifth in 1997 .

8 - Gary Carter wore #8 and in 2003, the Montreal Expos retired it in his honor. In Still a Kid at Heart: My Life in Baseball and Beyond (Gary Carter, Triumph Publishing, 04/01/2008, Page 22), Carter shared, "I was born on April 8. I got married on February 8. We moved into our first home in California on November 8. And look at all the great players who wore No. 8: Carl Yastrzemski . Willie Stargell . Yogi Berra . Bill Dickey . Joe Morgan . Cal Ripken, Jr. All Hall of Famers. So when I was assigned No. 8 , I remembered all those things and figured it would be a lucky number for me, and it was."

1972 - Gary Carter was selected in the third round of the 1972 Draft directly out of high school, fifty-third overall, but could have easily taken his football scholarship to UCLA (or any of the other 75+ schools that offered him a scholarship).

Gary Carter Hall of Fame Plaque
Gary Carter | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 2003 ( HOF )
The Kodak Kid is actually the author of three extremely good baseball baseball that we highly recommend you add to your baseball book shelf: A Dream Season (1987), The Gamer : An 11-Time All-Star's Inside Story of the Pain, Grit, Guts, and Glory of Life in the Majors (1993), and Still a Kid at Heart: My Life in Baseball and Beyond (2008).

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