Carlos May Stats

Carlos May was born on Monday, May 17, 1948, in Birmingham, Alabama. May was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 6, 1968, with the Chicago White Sox. 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 Carlos May baseball stats page.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"One thing the White Sox had going for them was hard-hitting rookie Carlos May. Unfortunately, May had an accident while serving in Army reserves in early August. An unloaded mortar went off and May lost half of his thumb on his throwing hand. At the time he was contending for Rookie of the Year honors. Suddenly his whole career was in jeopardy." - Author Dan Helpingstine in The Cubs and the White Sox: A Baseball Rivalry, 1900 to the Present (McFarland & Company, 10/26/2010, Page 22)

Carlos May

Carlos May Autograph on a 1976 Topps Baseball Card (#110 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1976top01' title='1976 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Carlos May Autograph on a 1976 Topps Baseball Card (#110 | Checklist )

Birth Name:
Carlos May
Nickname:
None
Born On:
05-17-1948  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Birmingham, Alabama
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
A.H. Parker High School (Birmingham, AL)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
215
First Game:
09-06-1968 (Age 20)
Last Game:
10-02-1977
Draft:
1966 : 1st Round (18th)

Carlos May

Carlos May Pitching Stats

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Carlos May

Carlos May Hitting Stats

1968 20 White Sox 17 67 4 12 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 15 1 0 0 1 .179 .214 .194
1969 21 White Sox 100 367 62 103 18 2 18 1 62 58 7 66 0 3 6 11 .281 .385 .488
1970 22 White Sox 150 555 83 158 28 4 12 0 68 79 9 96 0 6 3 25 .285 .373 .414
1971 23 White Sox 141 500 64 147 21 7 7 1 70 62 5 61 1 5 6 16 .294 .375 .406
1972 24 White Sox 148 523 83 161 26 3 12 1 68 79 14 70 0 4 9 10 .308 .405 .438
1973 25 White Sox 149 553 62 148 20 0 20 0 96 53 5 73 1 5 5 14 .268 .334 .412
1974 26 White Sox 149 551 66 137 19 2 8 0 58 46 3 76 2 4 1 9 .249 .306 .334
1975 27 White Sox 128 454 55 123 19 2 8 0 53 67 13 46 0 4 9 12 .271 .373 .374
1976 28 White Sox 20 63 7 11 2 0 0 0 3 9 0 5 0 0 0 0 .175 .278 .206
1976 28 Yankees 87 288 38 80 11 2 3 0 40 34 2 32 1 5 5 6 .278 .358 .361
1977 29 Yankees 65 181 21 41 7 1 2 0 16 17 4 24 1 3 1 7 .227 .292 .309
1977 29 Angels 11 18 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .478 .333
10 Years 1,165 4,120 545 1,127 172 23 90 3 536 512 63 565 7 39 45 112 .274 .357 .392

Carlos May

Carlos May Fielding Stats

1968 White Sox LF 15 15 378 23 1.5 22 22 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .957 1.57
1968 White Sox RF 2 2 48 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.69
1969 White Sox LF 80 77 2,067 135 1.7 132 123 9 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .978 1.72
1969 White Sox RF 22 21 522 29 1.3 29 28 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1970 White Sox 1B 7 7 198 86 12.3 84 73 11 2 6 n/a n/a n/a .977 11.45
1970 White Sox LF 141 141 3,627 213 1.5 211 199 12 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .991 1.57
1971 White Sox 1B 130 123 3,351 1,278 9.8 1,260 1,189 71 18 90 n/a n/a n/a .986 10.15
1971 White Sox LF 9 9 213 18 2.0 17 16 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.15
1972 White Sox 1B 5 2 75 35 7.0 34 32 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .971 12.24
1972 White Sox LF 145 144 3,762 227 1.6 223 210 13 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .982 1.60
1973 White Sox 1B 2 2 54 12 6.0 12 11 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.00
1973 White Sox LF 70 70 1,755 126 1.8 125 118 7 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .992 1.92
1974 White Sox LF 129 126 3,348 260 2.0 257 246 11 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.07
1975 White Sox 1B 63 62 1,581 560 8.9 554 508 46 6 54 n/a n/a n/a .989 9.46
1975 White Sox LF 46 45 1,152 79 1.7 77 71 6 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .975 1.80
1976 White Sox LF 9 8 177 13 1.4 13 13 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.98
1976 Yankees 1B 1 1 24 9 9.0 9 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.13
1976 Yankees LF 7 7 204 19 2.7 18 18 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .947 2.38
1977 Yankees LF 2 2 51 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.06
1977 Yankees RF 2 0 15 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.60
1977 Angels 1B 3 3 72 17 5.7 17 15 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.38
LF Totals 653 644 16,734 1,115 1.7 1,097 1,038 59 18 8 n/a n/a n/a .984 1.77
1B Totals 211 200 5,355 1,997 9.5 1,970 1,837 133 27 151 n/a n/a n/a .986 9.93
RF Totals 26 23 585 34 1.3 34 33 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.57
10 Years 890 867 22,674 3,146 3.5 3,101 2,908 193 45 159 n/a n/a n/a .986 3.69

Carlos May

Carlos May Miscellaneous Stats

1968 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.5 67.0 - - -
1969 White Sox 1 4 .200 2 0 n/a 20.4 5.6 5.9 - - -
1970 White Sox 12 5 .706 2 0 n/a 46.3 5.8 8.2 - - -
1971 White Sox 16 7 .696 7 1 n/a 71.4 8.2 7.1 - - -
1972 White Sox 23 14 .622 2 0 n/a 43.6 7.5 7.7 - - -
1973 White Sox 8 6 .571 2 0 75 27.7 7.6 5.8 - - -
1974 White Sox 8 9 .471 12 0 13 68.9 7.3 9.5 - - -
1975 White Sox 12 7 .632 3 0 19 56.8 9.9 8.6 - - -
1976 White Sox 4 0 1.000 3 0 10 0.0 12.6 21.0 - - -
1976 Yankees 1 1 .500 14 0 71 96.0 9.0 7.2 - - -
1977 Yankees 0 0 .000 11 0 53 90.5 7.5 11.3 - - -
1977 Angels 0 0 .000 7 0 1 0.0 18.0 18.0 - - -
10 Years 85 53 .616 65 1 242 45.8 7.3 7.7 - - -

Carlos May

Carlos May Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1968 Chicago White Sox 29 Undetermined - -
1969 Chicago White Sox 17 Undetermined Stats -
1970 Chicago White Sox 17 Undetermined - -
1971 Chicago White Sox 17 Undetermined - -
1972 Chicago White Sox 17 Undetermined Stats -
1973 Chicago White Sox 17 $75,000.00 - -
1974 Chicago White Sox 17 $70,000.00 - -
1975 Chicago White Sox 17 $70,000.00 - -
1976 Chicago White Sox 17 $67,000.00 - Stats
1976 New York Yankees 38 "     " - Stats
1977 New York Yankees 38 $70,000.00 - -
1977 California Angels 44 "     " - -
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baseball almanac fast facts

Carlos May was a Major League Baseball player for the Chicago White Sox (1968-1976), New York Yankees (1976-1977), and California Angels (1977). When Carlos took the field on April 8, 1969 , he was wearing number #17 , his last name is May, and he was born on May 17th, the first player in baseball history to "technically" wear his birthday (May 17) on his jersey! Technically? Photos of the Pale Hose during the 1970s include jersey numbers on the back, and sleeve, but not their last name.
Carlos May Game Used Jersey
Carlos May Game Used Jersey | Mile High Card Company | Auction Page

Carlos May, during that same season ( 1969 ), had a .281 batting average, a .385 on base percentage, slugged .488, drove in 62 runs, hit 18 home runs, and won the Sporting News Rookie Player of the Year Award . He did not win the BBWAA Rookie of the Year Award , it went to a player with a .282 batting average, a .325 on base percentage, a .416 slugging percentage, with 68 RBI, and 11 home runs - who was it? [ Answer ]

Carlos May Baseball Card
Carlos May | 1970 Aceo Art Baseball Card | Baseball Almanac Collection
Did you know that Carlos May, along with his younger brother Lee May , are the first brothers to appear together in the same All-Star Game ( 1969 ) who represented both the American League ( Chicago White Sox ) and National League ( Cincinnati Reds ), respectively?
Carlos May and Lee May MLB Brothers Baseball Card
Carlos & Lee May | 1977 Topps Baseball Card (#633 | Checklist ) | Baseball Almanac Collection

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