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Gary Carter
Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, 2003
Inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame, 2001
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 16 of 984 players
Carter
Gary Edmund Carter
Born: April 8, 1954 at Culver City, Cal.
Died: February 16, 2012 at West Palm Beach, Fla.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.02 Weight: 210

Gary Carter has been the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup 74 times, most recently on September 3, 2014.

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First Mets game: April 9, 1985
Last Mets game: September 30, 1989





Winner of National League Player of the Month award, September 1985. (New York Mets)
Winner of National League Player of the Week award, September 8, 1985. (New York Mets)
Named Catcher on the National League Silver Slugger team, 1985, 1986. (New York Mets)

Uniform Number:8
Traded by the Montreal Expos to the New York Mets in exchange for Hubie Brooks, Mike Fitzgerald, Herm Winningham and Floyd Youmans on December 10, 1984.

Released by the New York Mets on November 14, 1989.

On disabled list from August 17, 1986 to September 1, 1986 (partial tear of radial ligament, left thumb); from May 10, 1989 to July 25, 1989 (inflamed right knee).

  • Tied Mets season record of 105 Runs Batted In in 1986. Record was previously set by Rusty Staub in 1975. Broken by Darryl Strawberry in 1990 with 108.
  • Established a Mets season record for Sacrifice Flies in 1986 with 15. Tied by Howard Johnson in 1991.

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Batting Record with New York Mets
Year GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1985 149 555831561713210069164661103271.281.488.365
1986 132 490811251422410562963610015215.255.439.337
1987 139 5235512318220834217310016205.235.392.290
1988 130 4553911016211463415270216163.242.358.301
1989 50 153142880215120150000142.183.275.241
5 years 600 217627254273789349219272492023231896.249.412.319

League Championship Series Record
Year GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1986 6 27141002205000005.148.185.207
1988 7 27061104103000009.222.333.250
2 years 13 5411021063080000014.185.259.228

World Series Record
Year GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1986 7 294820290040000116.276.552.267
1 year 7 294820290040000116.276.552.267

All-Star Game Record
Year GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1986 1 3000000000000000.000.000.000
1987 1 1000000100000000.000.000.500
1988 1 3010000001000001.333.333.333
3 years 3 7010000101000001.143.143.250

  • Led National League in sacrifice flies with 15 in 1986.
  • Tied for National League lead in grounded into double play with 21 in 1986.
  • Led Mets in home runs with 32 in 1985.
  • Led Mets in runs batted in with 100 in 1985 and with 105 in 1986.
  • Led Mets in slugging percentage with .488 in 1985.
  • Led Mets in on base plus slugging with .853 in 1985.
  • Led Mets in intentional walks with 16 in 1985.
  • Led Mets in hit by pitch with 6 in 1985 and with 7 in 1988. Tied for Mets lead in hit by pitch with 6 in 1986.
  • Led Mets in total bases with 271 in 1985.
  • Led Mets in sacrifice flies with 15 in 1986.
  • Led Mets in grounded into double play with 18 in 1985 and with 21 in 1986.

Games where Gary Carter had 2 or more Home Runs
vs. Chicago (NL) 08/11/85. At San Diego (NL) 09/03/85. At San Diego (NL) 09/04/85. vs. Philadelphia (NL) 06/10/86.
vs. Atlanta (NL) 07/11/86. vs. San Diego (NL) 09/06/86. At Boston (AL) 10/22/86. vs. St. Louis (NL) 07/01/87.
vs. Philadelphia (NL) 08/05/87. At Montreal (NL) 04/07/88.

Games where Gary Carter had 4 or more Hits
At Philadelphia (NL) 06/12/85. At Chicago (NL) 06/26/85. At Atlanta (NL) 07/04/85. vs. Houston (NL) 07/27/85.
At Chicago (NL) 06/10/87. vs. Montreal (NL) 09/23/87. At Philadelphia (NL) 08/09/89.

Games played by position
1985: Catcher 143, First Base 6, Outfield 1, Right Field 1
1986: Catcher 122, First Base 9, Outfield 4, Right Field 2, Left Field 2, Third Base 1
1987: Catcher 135, First Base 4, Outfield 1, Right Field 1
1988: Catcher 119, First Base 10, Third Base 1
1989: Catcher 47, First Base 1

Lineup Analysis
Number of games in each batting order position in games in which Gary Carter was in the starting lineup.
Year 1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th9th
1985 00014510000
1986 000101300000
1987 00056176000
1988 000017891600
1989 00000113010
Totals 000302491764610

1986 Gary Carter
1986 Gary Carter






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