37. Rico Carty
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: September 1, 1939 in San Pedro de Macoris, Sa D.R.
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 15, 1963
  • Final Game: September 23, 1979
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Rico Carty may have been popular but he was not necessarily lucky.  While a member of the Atlanta Braves, Carty would miss two complete seasons, 1968 due to tuberculosis and 1971 due to a severe knee injury.  In between that time frame, Carty put forth an incredible 1970 season where he would lead the National League in Batting Average (.366), On Base Percentage (.454) and would have career power highs of 25 Home Runs and 101 Runs Batted In.  Carty was so good that he was voted in as an All Star that year, this despite having to be a write-in candidate, which made him the first to accomplish that!  Carty’s overall numbers as a Brave would see him play 828 Games with a Slash Line of .317/.388/.496.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Catcher, Outfield
  • Acquired: Signed as an Amateur Free Agent 10/24/59.
  • Departed: Traded to the Texas Rangers for Jim Panther 10/27/72.
  • Games Played: 829
  • Notable Statistics: 385 Runs Scored
    871 Hits
    137 Doubles
    14 Triples
    109 Home Runs
    451 RBI
    11 Stolen Bases
    .317/.388/.496 Slash Line
    23.2 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1970)
    Highest Batting Average (1970)
    Highest On Base Percentage (1970)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Leftfielder (1966)

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