Chuckie Carr’s family posted on social media this past weekend that Carr has passed away at the age of 55. Carr played eight seasons in the majors from 1990-97. He spent parts of 1996 and 1997 with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Carr played 507 career MLB games batting .254 with 13 HRs and 144 stolen bases. He was a fleet-footed outfielder who is probably best known for his base-stealing prowess. In addition to his time with the Brewers, Carr played for the Mets, Cardinals, Marlins, and Astros.
Drafted in the ninth round by Cincinnati in the 1986 draft, Carr made his MLB debut with the Mets on April 28, 1990.
Here are 10 stats you may not know about Chuckie Carr’s MLB career.
Chuckie Carr’s career highlights
- Of all MLB players who played in fewer than 600 career games, Carr ranks fifth with 144 career stolen bases.
- His 115 stolen bases with the Marlins rank fifth all-time for the franchise. He is one of six Marlins players with 100 or more career steals.
- Carr was a member of the expansion 1993 Marlins. He was the 14th pick of the Marlins in the expansion draft. Carr played in the first-ever game played by the Marlins. He grounded out in the bottom of the eighth as a pinch-hitter.
- Carr led the National League in stolen bases (58) in 1993 and led the N.L. in caught stealing that same season (22).
- He finished fourth in the 1993 N.L. Rookie of the Year Award voting. Hall of Famer Mike Piazza won the award that year. Finishing ahead of Carr was Atlanta’s Greg McMichael and fellow Marlin teammate Jeff Conine.
- Carr finished in the Top 5 in outfield assists twice in his career. He had seven assists in 1993 (4th place) and had eight in 1995 (second place).
Chuckie Carr’s time with the Brewers
- Chuckie was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers on December 4, 1995. He played in 53 career games with the Brew Crew batting .230 with six steals.
- Carr had a great debut with the Brewers. In his first game with Milwaukee on April 2, 1996, at California, Carr, batting second in the order, went four-for-five with three runs scored, a double and home run, and three RBIs. The Brewers won the contest 15-9.
Carr’s last games in the majors
- His last regular season game was September 29, 1997. He went two-for-five in the game for Houston with an RBI.
- Playing for Houston in the National League Divisional Series versus the Atlanta Braves, Carr had his only post-season hit on October 3, 1997. In the seventh inning, Carr hit a solo home run off Hall of Famer John Smoltz. It was his last MLB game, his last at-bat, and his only hit (and home run) of the post-season.
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