Baseball Player & Humanitarian
Born on March 7, 1960, in Oklahoma City, OK.
Joe Carter launched into superstardom in 1993, when, in the bottom of the ninth inning of game six of the World Series, his three-run home run brought the trailing Toronto Blue Jays to a winning score. He was the only player to close a World Series with a come-from-behind home run, and his three-run homer brought Joe Carter international recognition.
As a professional baseball player, he was the first round pick of the Chicago Cubs in the free agent draft, 1981; Chicago Cubs, 1981-84; Cleveland Indians, 1984-90; San Diego Padres organization, 1990; Toronto Blue Jays, 1990-97; Baltimore Orioles, 1998; San Francisco Giants, beginning 1998; Chicago Cubs, broadcast commentator, 2001-.
Awards and Acknowledgments: Sporting News College Player of the Year, 1981; Sporting News “Silver Slugger” award, 1991; named to American League All-Star team, 1991,1992, 1993.
Carter has been elected into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, the Missouri Valley Hall of Fame and the Wichita State University Pizza Hut Shocker Hall of Fame.
Charity: Carter co-chairs the Joe Carter Classic, which is an annual charity golf tournament that supports the education and development of Canadian youth through the Joe Carter Scholarship Fund and the Joe Carter Family Support Fund.