9. Max Carey
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: January 11, 1890 in Terre Haute, IN USA
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: B
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: October 03, 1910
  • Final Game: September 29, 1929
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1917
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1922
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1922
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1925
  • TSN All-Star - 1925
  • MVP - 1924
  • MVP - 1925
  • MVP - 1927
 
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Max Carey made his Major League debut with the Pirates for a pair of Games in 1910, and while they did not know it then, they acquired the best base stealer in franchise history.

Carey played in the Outfield, where he would have likely won a few Gold Gloves had they existed when he played.  Carey was not a power hitter but was a competent contact hitter, who batted over .300 six times, was a two-time leader in Walks, and collected 2,665 Hits over his career, most of which as a Pirate.  Once Carey got on base, that was where the real magic began.

In 1913, Carey led the NL in Stolen Bases (61), and he would lead the league in this fleet-footed metric nine other times. Carey swiped 688 bags as a Pirate, which as of this writing, is a team record.  In his last full year in Pittsburgh, Carey led Pittsburgh to a World Series win, though he was released during the following year following a conflict with management.

Carey was chosen by the Veterans Committee in 1961 for the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Purchased with Alex McCarthy from South Bend (Central) 8/15/10.
  • Departed:

    Selected off of Waivers by the Brooklyn Robins 8/13/26.

  • Games Played: 2178
  • Notable Statistics:

    1,414 Runs Scored
    2,416 Hits
    375 Doubles
    148 Triples                     
    67 Home Runs
    721 RBI
    688 Stolen Bases
    .287/.363/.391 Slash Line
    53.2 bWAR                     

    7 Playoff Games
    6 Runs Scored
    11 Hits
    4 Doubles
    0 Triples                        
    0 Home Runs
    2 RBI
    3 Stolen Bases
    .458/.552/.625 Slash Line

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (1925)
    Most At Bats (1913 & 1914)
    Most Plate Appearances (1913 & 1924)
    Most Runs Scored (1913)
    Most Triples (1914 & 1923)
    Most Walks (1918 & 1922)
    Most Stolen Bases (1913, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1920, 1922, 1923, 1924 & 1925)
    Most Sacrifice Hits (1912)
    Most Putouts by a Leftfielder (1912)
    Most Assists by a Leftfielder (1913 & 1914)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Leftfielder (1912, 1913, 1914 & 1915)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Leftfielder (1912 & 1915)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Leftfielder (1912)
    Most Assists by a Centerfielder (1916, 1917, 1918, 1923 & 1925)
    Most Assists by a Centerfielder (1916, 1917, 1918, 1923 & 1925)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Centerfielder (1916, 1917, 1918, 1921 & 1922)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Centerfielder (1916, 1917, 1918, 1921, 1922 & 1923)

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