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Hall Of Fame Catcher
Montreal Expos, New York Mets
Hall of Fame Inductee - 2003
Rookie of the Year 1975
Golden Glove Winner 1980, 81, 82
All-Star Selection 1979, 80, 81, 82, 85-88
Canadian Baseball Hall Of Fame 2001
All-Star MVP 1981 & 1984

Full Name: Gary Edmund Carter
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-2 Weight: 215 lbs.
Born: April 8, 1954, Culver City, CA
Major League Debut: Sep 16, 1974

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CAREER STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS

BATTING
YR
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
TM
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
NY
NY
NY
NY
NY
SF
LA
Mon
LG
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
POS
C
OF
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
G
9
144
91
154
157
141
154
100
154
145
159
149
132
139
130
50
92
101
95
AB
27
503
311
522
533
505
549
374
557
541
596
555
490
523
455
153
244
248
285
R
5
58
31
86
76
74
76
48
91
63
75
83
81
55
39
14
24
22
24
H
11
136
68
148
136
143
145
94
163
146
175
156
125
123
110
28
62
61
62
2B
0
20
8
29
27
26
25
20
32
37
32
17
14
18
16
8
10
14
18
3B
1
1
1
2
1
5
5
2
1
3
1
1
2
2
2
0
0
0
1
HR
1
17
6
31
20
22
29
16
29
17
27
32
24
20
11
2
9
6
5
RBI
6
68
38
84
72
75
101
68
97
79
106
100
105
83
46
15
27
26
29
TB
16
209
96
274
225
245
267
166
284
240
290
271
215
205
163
42
99
93
97
BB
1
72
30
58
62
40
58
35
78
51
64
69
62
42
34
12
25
22
33
IBB
0
8
2
5
11
3
11
4
11
7
9
16
9
1
1
0
3
1
4
Totals G
2296
AB
7971
R
1025
H
2092
2B
371
3B
31
HR
324
RBI
1225
TB
3497
BB
848
IBB
106


BATTING BASERUNNING PERCENTAGES
YR
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
TM
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
NY
NY
NY
NY
NY
SF
LA
Mon
LG
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
K
2
83
43
103
70
62
78
35
64
57
57
46
63
73
52
15
31
26
37
HBP
0
1
1
5
5
5
1
1
6
7
6
6
6
1
7
0
1
7
2
SH
0
10
2
3
2
2
1
3
4
2
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
1
1
SF
1
4
3
7
5
7
8
6
8
8
3
3
15
6
6
1
2
2
4
GDP
0
7
7
9
10
11
9
6
16
14
8
18
21
14
8
5
2
11
4
SB
2
5
0
5
10
3
3
1
2
1
2
1
1
0
0
0
1
2
0
CS
0
2
2
5
6
2
2
5
5
1
2
1
0
0
2
0
1
2
4
SB%
1.000
.714
.000
.500
.625
.600
.600
.167
.286
.500
.500
.500
1.000
-.---
.000
-.---
.500
.500
.000
AVG
.407
.270
.219
.284
.255
.283
.264
.251
.293
.270
.294
.281
.255
.235
.242
.183
.254
.246
.218
OBP
.414
.360
.287
.356
.336
.338
.331
.313
.381
.336
.366
.365
.337
.290
.301
.241
.324
.323
.299
SLG
.593
.416
.309
.525
.422
.485
.486
.444
.510
.444
.487
.488
.439
.392
.358
.275
.406
.375
.340
AB/HR
27.0
29.6
51.8
16.8
26.7
23.0
18.9
23.4
19.2
31.8
22.1
17.3
20.4
26.2
41.4
76.5
27.1
41.3
57.0
AB/K
13.5
6.1
7.2
5.1
7.6
8.1
7.0
10.7
8.7
9.5
10.5
12.1
7.8
7.2
8.8
10.2
7.9
9.5
7.7
Totals K
997
HBP
68
SH
33
SF
99
GDP
180
SB
39
CS
42
SB%
.481
BAVG
.262
OBP
.335
SLG
.439
AB/HR
24.6
AB/K
8.0


CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS
YEAR TEAM LG POS G Ch PO A E DP FPCT
1974
1974
1975
1975
1975
1976
1976
1977
1977
1978
1978
1979
1980
1981
1981
1982
1983
1983
1984
1984
1985
1985
1985
1986
1986
1986
1986
1987
1987
1987
1988
1988
1988
1989
1989
1990
1990
1991
1991
1992
1992
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
NYN
NYN
NYN
NYN
NYN
NYN
NYN
NYN
NYN
NYN
NYN
NYN
NYN
NYN
NYN
SF
SF
LA
LA
Mon
Mon
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
OF
C
3B
C
OF
OF
C
OF
C
1B
C
C
C
1B
C
C
1B
C
1B
C
OF
1B
C
3B
OF
1B
C
OF
1B
C
3B
1B
C
1B
C
1B
C
1B
C
1B
C
2
6
1
66
92
36
60
1
146
1
152
138
149
1
100
153
1
144
25
143
1
6
143
1
4
9
122
1
4
135
1
10
119
1
47
3
80
10
68
5
85
2
30
0
322
155
59
349
2
921
6
874
848
937
6
571
1068
9
959
232
843
0
34
1031
4
6
73
939
2
10
953
1
49
860
0
303
25
357
54
405
27
539
2
26
0
280
150
53
311
2
811
6
781
751
822
6
509
954
8
847
218
772
0
31
956
1
5
68
869
2
10
874
0
45
797
0
266
25
323
47
355
26
481
0
4
0
37
1
6
36
0
101
0
83
88
108
0
58
104
1
107
13
65
0
3
67
3
0
5
62
0
0
70
1
3
54
0
31
0
31
7
45
1
52
0
0
0
5
4
0
2
0
9
0
10
9
7
0
4
10
0
5
1
6
0
0
8
0
1
0
8
0
0
9
0
1
9
0
6
0
3
0
5
0
6
0
1
0
6
1
1
7
0
14
0
9
12
8
1
11
6
1
14
19
6
0
2
11
1
0
4
13
0
1
13
0
3
5
0
6
3
2
3
2
2
3
1.000
1.000
-.---
0.984
0.974
1.000
0.994
1.000
0.990
1.000
0.989
0.989
0.993
1.000
0.993
0.991
1.000
0.995
0.996
0.993
-.---
1.000
0.992
1.000
0.833
1.000
0.991
1.000
1.000
0.991
1.000
0.980
0.990
-.---
0.980
1.000
0.992
1.000
0.988
1.000
0.989
Totals G
2272
Ch
13865
PO
12490
A
1247
E
128
DP
191
FPCT
0.991


ALL-STAR STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS

BATTING PERCENTAGES
YR
1975
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
TM
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
Mon
NY
NY
NY
NY
LG
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
G
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
1
1
1
AB
0
2
1
3
3
2
2
0
3
1
3
R
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
H
0
1
0
2
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
2B
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3B
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
HR
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
RBI
0
1
0
2
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
TB
0
1
0
8
1
0
4
0
0
0
1
BB
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
K
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
SB
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
BAVG
-.---
.500
.000
.667
.333
.000
.500
-.---
.000
.000
.333
SLG
-.---
.500
.000
2.667
.333
.000
2.000
-.---
.000
.000
.333
AB/HR
--.-
--.-
--.-
1.5
--.-
--.-
2.0
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
AB/K
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
3.0
Totals G
10
AB
20
R
3
H
6
2B
0
3B
0
HR
3
RBI
5
TB
15
BB
2
K
1
SB
0
AVG
.300
SLG
.750
AB/HR
6.7
AB/K
20.0


DIVISION SERIES STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS

BATTING PERCENTAGES
YR
1981
TM
Mon
LG
NL
G
5
AB
19
R
3
H
8
2B
3
3B
0
HR
2
RBI
6
TB
17
BB
1
K
1
SB
0
BAVG
.421
SLG
.895
AB/HR
9.5
AB/K
19.0
Totals G
5
AB
19
R
3
H
8
2B
3
3B
0
HR
2
RBI
6
TB
17
BB
1
K
1
SB
0
AVG
.421
SLG
.895
AB/HR
9.5
AB/K
19.0


LCS STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS

BATTING PERCENTAGES
YR
1981
1986
1988
TM
Mon
NY
NY
LG
NL
NL
NL
G
5
6
7
AB
16
27
27
R
3
1
0
H
7
4
6
2B
1
1
1
3B
0
0
1
HR
0
0
0
RBI
0
2
4
TB
8
5
9
BB
4
2
1
K
2
5
3
SB
0
0
0
BAVG
.438
.148
.222
SLG
.500
.185
.333
AB/HR
--.-
--.-
--.-
AB/K
8.0
5.4
9.0
Totals G
18
AB
70
R
4
H
17
2B
3
3B
1
HR
0
RBI
6
TB
22
BB
7
K
10
SB
0
AVG
.243
SLG
.314
AB/HR
--.-
AB/K
7.0


WORLD SERIES STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS

BATTING PERCENTAGES
YR
1986
TM
NY
LG
NL
G
7
AB
29
R
4
H
8
2B
2
3B
0
HR
2
RBI
9
TB
16
BB
0
K
4
SB
0
BAVG
.276
SLG
.552
AB/HR
14.5
AB/K
7.3
Totals G
7
AB
29
R
4
H
8
2B
2
3B
0
HR
2
RBI
9
TB
16
BB
0
K
4
SB
0
AVG
.276
SLG
.552
AB/HR
14.5
AB/K
7.3


DIVISION SERIES FIELDING
YEAR TEAM POS G Ch PO A E DP FPCT
1981
Mon
C
5
23
19
4
0
0
1.000
Totals G
5
Ch
23
PO
19
A
4
E
0
DP
0
FPCT
1.000

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FIELDING
YEAR TEAM POS G Ch PO A E DP FPCT
1981
1986
1988
Mon
NYM
NYM
C
C
C
5
6
7
30
47
59
27
43
58
3
4
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1.000
1.000
1.000
Totals G
18
Ch
136
PO
128
A
8
E
0
DP
0
FPCT
1.000

WORLD SERIES FIELDING
YEAR TEAM POS G Ch PO A E DP FPCT
1986
NYM
C
7
58
57
1
0
0
1.000
Totals G
7
Ch
58
PO
57
A
1
E
0
DP
0
FPCT
1.000

POSTSEASON FIELDING TOTALS
YEAR TEAM G Ch PO A E DP FPCT
1981
1986
1988
Mon
NYM
NYM
10
13
7
53
105
59
46
100
58
7
5
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1.000
1.000
1.000
Totals G
30
Ch
217
PO
204
A
13
E
0
DP
0
FPCT
1.000


TEAM ABBREVIATION KEY
YEARS
1974-1992
1985-1989
1990
1991
TM
Mon
NY
SF
LA
LG
NL
NL
NL
NL
TEAM NAME
Montreal Expos
New York Mets
San Francisco Giants
Los Angeles Dodgers
LEAGUE NAME
National League
National League
National League
National League



Signed at age eighteen from his California high school, it was little wonder that Gary Carter's nickname became "the kid." Carter was signed by scout Bob Zuk, who first saw him play ball at age twelve.

Carter started his Montreal Expos career as an outfielder, even though he was groomed as a catcher. Through Little League and prep ball, Carter had had no experience as a receiver. His catching conversion was hastened in the minors by manager Karl Kuehl, who fined Carter a quarter for each dropped ball at a time when Carter estimated he muffed 10 to 15 balls per game.

Following the 1981 season, Carter landed a seven-year contract extension that paid nearly $2 million per year. Over his career, Carter proved he was one of the National League's finest defenders. Three straight Gold Gloves and eleven all-star team berths accented his accomplishments. Eight years in a row, Carter was the starting NL catcher in the All-Star game.

After stints with the Mets, Astros, and Dodgers, Carter returned to the Expos to conclude his career in 1992. He kept catching, but resorted to a modified squat -- right knee down, left leg extended-- to partially salve his aching knees.

For twelve years running, Carter caught 100 or more games yearly. He retired with 2,056 games caught, a career mark exceeded only by Carlton Fisk and Bob Boone. Carter is the all-time NL leader in games caught besting Al Lopez's NL mark of 1,861 games. Other senior circuit milestones collared by Carter include career putouts (11,759) and chances accepted (12,942). Overshadowed by the mitt wizardry of Bench and Boone, Carter was still a five-time NL leader in assists. For six years in a row, he was tops in the league in games caught and putouts.

More than his defensive talent or clutch hitting, Carter was feted for old-fashioned intensity. This intensity led him to be one of the top one hundred home run hitters of all-time. Cary holds the distinction of hitting a home run in four consecutive Opening Day games from 1977 to 1980.


The premier and most popular catcher of the 1970s and early 1980s after Johnny Bench retired, Carter was known for his ebullience, durability, clutch hitting (10 career grand slams), and skill at handling pitchers and balls in the dirt. He was also accused by many of his teammates of being a camera hog and a publicity hound.

The gung-ho Carter was an All-American quarterback in high school, captain of his baseball, football and basketball teams, and a member of the National Honor Society. He signed a letter of intent to play football at UCLA, but chose baseball after being picked by Montreal in the third round of the 1972 free agent draft. Montreal gradually converted Carter from an outfielder to a catcher with help from Norm Sherry. In 1975 Carter was named TSN Rookie of the Year, though he lost the baseball writers ' award to John Montefusco. He missed the first 60 games of the 1976 season after running into a wall in spring training while chasing down a long line drive. He became a full-time catcher in 1977 and on April 20th of that year hit homers in three consecutive at-bats. Known equally for his defensive skills, Carter set a record for fewest passed balls in 150 or more games, with just one.

Between 1977 and 1982, he led the NL in most chances six times, in putouts five times, assists four times, and double plays three times. The Expos of those years were filled with talent, but never fulfilled their pennant expectations. In 1979 Carter tore ligaments in his thumb in the final week of the season as the Pirates overtook the Expos. He hit .360 in 1980 and drove in 22 runs in September, but Mike Schmidt's homer in the 11th inning on the last day of the season gave the Phillies the NL flag.

Carter won 1981 All-Star Game MVP honors on the strength of two homers. He led the NL with a career-high 106 RBI in 1984, and won his second All-Star Game MVP that season. In the All-Star game, he caught Mets' rookie phenom Dwight Gooden for the first time. The following season he caught the Cy Young winning Gooden on a regular basis after getting dealt for four players to New York. On Opening Day 1985, he hit a grand slam to win the game. On September 3, 1985, he had three consecutive homers in a game, and he finished the season with 18 game-winning RBI. In 1986 his 105 RBI led the Mets to the World Series. Carter launched a pair of home runs at Boston's Fenway Park in Game Four and contributed a crucial single in the club's miraculous two-out, 10th inning rally to defeat the Red Sox in Game Six.

His production started to fall off after the championship year. He began the 1988 season by hitting eight homers in April, leaving him with 299 homers for his career, but then went more than 230 at-bats before hitting number 300 that August in Chicago. In 1989 he hit below .200 before going down with a knee injury in May. When he returned to action, the Mets relegated him to backup duty and then released him after the season. The next two years Carter kept his batting average around .250 but saw his power numbers continue to drop as moved from the Giants to the Dodgers. He ended his career back where it started, batting .218 with five home runs in 95 games for Montreal in 1992, his 19th major-league season.



  • ALL TIME RANKINGS: T22nd in SF (99); T75th in HR (324); T84th in G (2296); T85th in IBB (106); 91st in OUTS (6233); T99th in GIDP (180)
  • SINGLE SEASON RANKINGS: SF--T6th (15--1986)
  • NATIONAL LEAGUE RANKINGS: 4th in SF (99); 28th in HR (324); T29th in G (2296); 33rd in OUTS (6233); T36th in GIDP (180); 37th in AB (7971); 38th in RBI (1225); 39th in EBH (726); 42nd in TB (3497), PA (9019); T46th in IBB (106)
  • SINGLE SEASON NATIONAL LEAGUE RANKINGS: SF--T3rd (15--1986)
  • RANKINGS AMONG CATCHERS: 2nd in SF (99); 3rd in G (2296), AB (7971), PA (9019), OUTS (6233); T4th in HR (324); 5th in H (2092), 2B (371), RBI (1225), EBH (726); 6th in 1B (1366), TB (3497); 7th in R (1025); 8th in HR/100 OUTS (5.20), HR/100 PA (3.59), HR/100 AB (4.06), RC (1184); T8th in IBB (106); 9th in SO (997); 10th in BB (848), GIDP (180); 11th in ISO (.176); 13th in SEC (.282); 14th in RCAP (256), HBP (68); 16th in SLG (.439), RCAA (151), BPA (.471); T16th in CS (42); 18th in OPS (.773), TA (.723); 19th in OWP (.562)
  • SINGLE SEASON RANKINGS AMONG CATCHERS: G--5th (159--1984), T8th (157--1978); AB--T17th (596--1984); 2B--T16th (37--1983); RCAA--T18th (44--1984); RCAP--T19th (51--1984); OWP--18th (.721--1984); SF--1st (15--1986); IBB--T16th (16--1985); PA--9th (669--1984), T17th (653--1982)
  • SET CATCHERS RECORD FOR MOST SACRIFICE FLIES, SINGLE SEASON: 15, 1986
  • EXPOS RANKINGS: 2nd in G (1503), HR (220), BB (582), RCAP (192), SF (64); 3rd in HR/100 OUTS (5.36), HR/100 AB (4.15), RBI (823), TB (2409), EBH (518), GIDP (101), OUTS (4107); 4th in AB (5303), R (707), H (1427), 1B (909), 2B (274), SO (691), RC (836), RCAA (146), PA (6019); 5th in HR/100 PA (3.66), IBB (75); 6th in SLG (.454), RC/G (5.50), OWP (.587), ISO (.185), SEC (.295); 7th in OBA (.342), HBP (40); 8th in TA (.755); T8th in 3B (24); 9th in OPS (.796), BPA (.489); T10th in CS (36); 13th in AVG (.269); 18th in SAC (30)
  • SINGLE SEASON EXPOS RANKINGS: G--T11th (159--1984); HR--7th (31--1977), T10th (29--1980), T10th (29--1982), 17th (27--1984); HR/100 OUTS--6th (7.79--1977), 12th (6.84--1980), 13th (6.79--1982); HR/100 PA--6th (5.21--1977), 10th (4.70--1980), 15th (4.44--1982); HR/100 AB--6th (5.94--1977), T10th (5.28--1980), 14th (5.21--1982); RBI--8th (106--1984), 11th (101--1980), T14th (97--1982); BB--T19th (78--1982); SLG--15th (.525--1977), 18th (.510--1982); OPS--16th (.890--1982), 20th (.881--1977); RC--T18th (108--1982), T18th (108--1984); RCAA--10th (44--1984); RCAP--T4th (51--1984), T10th (37--1982); OWP--9th (.721--1984); TB--15th (290--1984), T18th (284--1982); EBH--T17th (62--1977), T17th (62--1982); ISO--10th (.241--1977), 16th (.222--1980), 19th (.217--1982); SF--T9th (8--1980), T9th (8--1982), T9th (8--1983)
  • METS RANKINGS: 8th in RCAP (59); T8th in SF (31); 12th in HBP (20), GIDP (66); 13th in HR (89); 15th in RBI (349)
  • SINGLE SEASON METS RANKINGS: HR--T16th (32--1985); HR/100 OUTS--19th (7.60--1985); HR/100 PA--19th (5.06--1985); HR/100 AB--19th (5.77--1985); RBI--T9th (105--1986), T15th (100--1985); RCAP--T11th (40--1985); SF--T1st (15--1986); IBB--T7th (16--1985); HBP--T20th (7--1988); GIDP--T8th (21--1986), T19th (18--1985)
  • SHARES METS RECORD FOR MOST SACRIFICE FLIES, SINGLE SEASON: 15, 1986
  • RANKINGS DURING HIS CAREER: 6th in SF (99); 9th in G (2296); 10th in OUTS (6233); 11th in RBI (1225); T11th in HBP (68); 12th in AB (7971), TB (3497); 13th in EBH (726); 14th in PA (9019); 15th in HR (324)
  • RANKINGS AMONG CATCHERS DURING HIS CAREER: 1st in G (2296), AB (7971), H (2092), 1B (1366), RBI (1225), BB (848), TB (3497), SF (99), PA (9019), OUTS (6233); T1st in 2B (371); 2nd in R (1025), HR (324), RC (1184), RCAP (256), EBH (726), IBB (106); 3rd in HR/100 OUTS (5.20), HR/100 PA (3.59), HR/100 AB (4.06), SO (997), OPS (.773), RCAA (151), ISO (.176), SEC (.282), BPA (.471), HBP (68); 4th in SLG (.439), RC/G (5.13), OWP (.562), TA (.723); 5th in AVG (.262); 6th in 3B (31), OBA (.335), GIDP (180); 8th in CS (42); 12th in SB (39); T16th in SAC (33)
  • RANKINGS AMONG CATCHERS DURING 1970S: 9th in HR (97), SB (25); 10th in R (330), RCAA (49); 11th in EBH (218); 12th in RBI (343), RC (371), RCAP (59), TB (1065), SF (27); 13th in SO (363); 14th in 2B (110); T14th in CS (17); 15th in H (642); 16th in PA (2727); T17th in HBP (17); 18th in AB (2401), BB (263); T18th in 3B (11); 19th in OUTS (1866)
  • SINGLE SEASON RANKINGS AMONG CATCHERS DURING 1970S: G--T6th (157--1978), T13th (154--1977); R--9th (86--1977); 2B--T14th (29--1977), T19th (27--1978); 3B--T14th (5--1979); HR--T5th (31--1977), T18th (22--1979); HR/100 OUTS--5th (7.79--1977), 19th (5.73--1979); HR/100 PA--5th (5.21--1977), 19th (3.94--1979); HR/100 AB--5th (5.94--1977); SO--11th (103--1977); SB--9th (10--1978); CS--T16th (6--1978); SLG--5th (.525--1977), 17th (.485--1979); OPS--12th (.881--1977); RC--T14th (98--1977); RCAA--T19th (27--1977); RC/G--17th (6.65--1977); TB--10th (274--1977); EBH--8th (62--1977), T16th (53--1979); ISO--5th (.241--1977), 15th (.202--1979); SEC--19th (.352--1977); TA--17th (.869--1977); BPA--10th (.554--1977)
  • SINGLE SEASON RANKINGS AMONG RIGHT FIELDERS DURING 1970S: SAC--2nd (10--1975)
  • RANKINGS DURING 1980S: 4th in SF (64); 11th in HR/100 PA (3.82), HR/100 AB (4.32); 12th in HR/100 OUTS (5.53), RBI (800); 13th in ISO (.183); 14th in HR (207); 15th in HBP (41); 16th in SLG (.447); 17th in RCAP (197); 18th in EBH (445); 20th in SEC (.287)
  • SINGLE SEASON RANKINGS DURING 1980S: SF--T2nd (15--1986)
  • NATIONAL LEAGUE RANKINGS DURING 1980S: 4th in HR/100 OUTS (5.53), HR/100 PA (3.82), HR/100 AB (4.32), RBI (800), SLG (.447), ISO (.183), SF (64); 5th in HR (207), EBH (445), HBP (41); 6th in G (1312), OPS (.782), OWP (.583), SEC (.287), GIDP (119), OUTS (3741); 7th in AB (4793), AVG (.264), OBA (.335), RCAP (197), RC/G (5.22), TB (2143), TA (.732), BPA (.474), PA (5415); 8th in RC (723); 9th in R (625); 10th in H (1265), BB (505); 11th in 2B (219); 15th in RCAA (121); T16th in IBB (69); T20th in 1B (820)
  • SINGLE SEASON NATIONAL LEAGUE RANKINGS DURING 1980S: RBI--T20th (106--1984); RCAP--T14th (51--1984); SF--2nd (15--1986); GIDP--T13th (21--1986)
  • RANKINGS AMONG CATCHERS DURING 1980S: 1st in AB (4793), R (625), H (1265), 2B (219), RBI (800), BB (505), OPS (.782), RC (723), RCAA (121), RCAP (197), RC/G (5.22), OWP (.583), SEC (.287), SF (64), PA (5415); 2nd in G (1312), HR (207), OBA (.335), TB (2143), EBH (445), TA (.732), BPA (.474), HBP (41), OUTS (3741); 3rd in 1B (820), HR/100 OUTS (5.53), HR/100 PA (3.82), HR/100 AB (4.32), SLG (.447), ISO (.183), IBB (69), GIDP (119); 4th in AVG (.264); T5th in 3B (19); 7th in SO (540); T13th in CS (18)
  • LED CATCHERS IN AT BATS, 1980S: 4793
  • LED CATCHERS IN RUNS, 1980S: 625
  • LED CATCHERS IN HITS, 1980S: 1265
  • LED CATCHERS IN DOUBLES, 1980S: 219
  • LED CATCHERS IN RBI, 1980S: 800
  • LED CATCHERS IN WALKS, 1980S: 505
  • LED CATCHERS IN OPS, 1980S: .782
  • LED CATCHERS IN RUNS CREATED, 1980S: 723
  • LED CATCHERS IN RCAA, 1980S: 121
  • LED CATCHERS IN RCAP, 1980S: 197
  • LED CATCHERS IN RUNS CREATED/GAME, 1980S: 5.22
  • LED CATCHERS IN OFFENSIVE WINNING PERCENTAGE, 1980S: .583
  • LED CATCHERS IN SECONDARY AVERAGE, 1980S: .287
  • LED CATCHERS IN SACRIFICE FLIES, 1980S: 64
  • LED CATCHERS IN PLATE APPEARANCES, 1980S: 5415
  • SINGLE SEASON RANKINGS AMONG CATCHERS DURING 1980S: G--1st (159--1984), T3rd (154--1980), T3rd (154--1982), T13th (149--1985); AB--3rd (596--1984), 6th (557--1982), 7th (555--1985), T9th (549--1980), 17th (541--1983); R--1st (91--1982), 5th (83--1985), 6th (81--1986), T11th (76--1980), T13th (75--1984); H--2nd (175--1984), T5th (163--1982), T9th (156--1985), 19th (146--1983), T20th (145--1980); 1B--3rd (115--1984), 10th (106--1985), T17th (101--1982); 2B--4th (37--1983), T8th (32--1982), T8th (32--1984); 3B--T4th (5--1980); HR--T3rd (32--1985), T6th (29--1980), T6th (29--1982), T9th (27--1984), T14th (24--1986); HR/100 OUTS--4th (7.60--1985), 7th (6.84--1980), 8th (6.79--1982), 11th (6.22--1984), 13th (5.99--1986), 18th (5.33--1981); HR/100 PA--5th (5.06--1985), 7th (4.70--1980), 10th (4.44--1982), 12th (4.19--1986), 15th (4.04--1984), 17th (3.82--1981); HR/100 AB--4th (5.77--1985), 7th (5.28--1980), 8th (5.21--1982), 11th (4.90--1986), 13th (4.53--1984), 17th (4.28--1981); RBI--4th (106--1984), 5th (105--1986), 6th (101--1980), 7th (100--1985), T12th (97--1982); BB--2nd (78--1982), T6th (69--1985), T12th (64--1984), T17th (62--1986); AVG--11th (.294--1984), 12th (.293--1982); SLG--4th (.510--1982), 7th (.488--1985), 9th (.487--1984), 10th (.486--1980); OBA--2nd (.381--1982), 5th (.366--1984), 6th (.365--1985); OPS--1st (.890--1982), 6th (.853--1985), 7th (.853--1984), 12th (.818--1980); RC--T1st (108--1982), T1st (108--1984), 3rd (97--1985), T6th (89--1980), T16th (80--1983); RCAA--1st (44--1984), 2nd (34--1982), T3rd (31--1985), T14th (19--1980); RCAP--1st (51--1984), 2nd (40--1985), 3rd (37--1982), 15th (25--1980); RC/G--2nd (6.83--1982), 3rd (6.72--1984), 9th (6.22--1985), 12th (5.67--1980), 20th (5.14--1983); OWP--1st (.721--1984), 4th (.669--1985), 5th (.665--1982), 12th (.611--1980); TB--2nd (290--1984), 3rd (284--1982), 6th (271--1985), 8th (267--1980), 20th (240--1983); EBH--4th (62--1982), 6th (60--1984), 7th (59--1980), T8th (57--1983), T20th (50--1985); ISO--5th (.222--1980), 6th (.217--1982), 10th (.207--1985), 15th (.193--1984), 16th (.193--1981), 19th (.184--1986); SEC--2nd (.352--1982), 3rd (.332--1985), 5th (.330--1980), 11th (.312--1986), 13th (.300--1984), 19th (.275--1981); TA--1st (.880--1982), 5th (.835--1984), 8th (.828--1985), 11th (.788--1980), 20th (.736--1986); BPA--5th (.538--1982), 7th (.526--1984), 8th (.518--1985), 9th (.516--1980); SF--1st (15--1986), T8th (8--1980), T8th (8--1982), T8th (8--1983); IBB--T2nd (16--1985), T17th (11--1980), T17th (11--1982); HBP--T8th (7--1983), T8th (7--1988), T11th (6--1982), T11th (6--1984), T11th (6--1985), T11th (6--1986); GIDP--T5th (21--1986), T18th (18--1985); PA--1st (669--1984), 3rd (653--1982), 5th (633--1985), 8th (617--1980), 10th (609--1983); OUTS--6th (434--1984), 8th (427--1982), 10th (424--1980), T15th (421--1985), T15th (421--1987), 17th (420--1983)
  • LED CATCHERS IN GAMES, 1980S, SINGLE SEASON: 159, 1984
  • LED CATCHERS IN RUNS, 1980S, SINGLE SEASON: 91, 1982
  • LED CATCHERS IN OPS, 1980S, SINGLE SEASON: .890, 1982
  • LED CATCHERS IN RUNS CREATED, 1980S, SINGLE SEASON: 108, 1982
  • LED CATCHERS IN RCAA, 1980S, SINGLE SEASON: 44, 1984
  • LED CATCHERS IN RCAP, 1980S, SINGLE SEASON: 51, 1984
  • LED CATCHERS IN OFFENSIVE WINNING PERCENTAGE, 1980S, SINGLE SEASON: .721, 1984
  • LED CATCHERS IN TOTAL AVERAGE, 1980S, SINGLE SEASON: .880, 1982
  • LED CATCHERS IN SACRIFICE FLIES, 1980S, SINGLE SEASON: 15, 1986
  • LED CATCHERS IN PLATE APPEARANCES, 1980S, SINGLE SEASON: 669, 1984
  • PLAYED ON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM: 1986 Mets
  • PLAYED ON NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM: 1986 Mets
  • PLAYED ON NATIONAL LEAGUE EASTERN DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS: 1981 Expos, 1986, 1988 Mets; 3 times
  • LED NATIONAL LEAGUE IN RBI:1984
  • LED NATIONAL LEAGUE IN RCAP: 1984
  • LED NATIONAL LEAGUE IN GIDP: 1986
  • LED NATIONAL LEAGUE IN SACRIFICE FLIES: 1986
  • ANNUAL TOP 10 RANKINGS--BY STAT
  • ANNUAL TOP 10 RANKINGS--BY YEAR
  • LED NATIONAL LEAGUES IN DOUBLES  OVER 4 YEAR SPAN: 1981-84 (121)
  • Carter had 4 years with 100+ RBI and 3 consecutive 100+ RBI seasons, 1984-86.
  • Carter had back to back 100+ RBI seasons with different teams, 1984-85 (Expos/Mets).
  • Carter had 2 years with 30+ HR.
  • Carter hit 5 HR in 2 games--September 3-4, 1985.
  • Carter was the 1981 and 1984 All Star Game MVP.