World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Charlie Carr

For other people of the same name, see Charles Carr (disambiguation).
Charlie Carr
First baseman
Born: (1876-12-27)December 27, 1876
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Died: November 25, 1932(1932-11-25) (aged 55)
Memphis, Tennessee
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 15, 1898 for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
October 8, 1914 for the Indianapolis Hoosiers
Career statistics
Batting average .252
Home runs 6
Runs batted in 240

Charles Carbitt Carr (December 27, 1876 – November 25, 1932) was a Major League Baseball first baseman who played seven seasons with the Washington Senators (1898), Philadelphia Athletics (1901), Detroit Tigers (1903–1904), Cleveland Naps (1904–1905), Cincinnati Reds (1906), and Indianapolis Hoosiers (1914). Born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, Carr attended Lehigh University before playing in the major leagues. Over his seven-year major league career, Carr had a .252 batting average with 493 hits, 106 extra base hits, and 240 RBIs.

Carr had his best season in 1903 with the Detroit Tigers when he hit .281 in 135 games, scoring 59 runs, and collecting 154 hits, 79 RBIs, 23 doubles, 11 triples, and 10 stolen bases. His 1903 hitting performance was second only to Sam Crawford among the Tigers in extra base hits and RBIs. Carr's 1903 performance also ranked among the American League leaders in at bats (548), RBIs (79), singles (118), and outs (407). Carr also showed great range as a first baseman in 1903; his Range factor of 10.27 was far higher than that year's league average of 7.41.

Carr holds the Detroit Tigers team record for fewest walks in a season by a player with at least 500 plate appearances. In 1903, he walked only 10 times in 573 plate appearances, a rate of one walk in every 57 at-bats.[1] (Iván Rodríguez nearly broke Carr's record with 11 walks in 2005.)

His major league career appeared to be at an end in 1906, when he was a backup first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds, batting .191 in 22 games. But he continued playing for the Indianapolis Indians for several years. When the Federal League formed a third major league, Carr made a comeback and won a starting spot for the Indianapolis Hoosiers. At age 37, Carr hit .295 for the Hoosiers and collected 11 doubles, 10 triples, 19 stolen bases, and 69 RBIs.

After his playing career ended, Carr operated a successful sporting goods manufacturing business, Bradley & Carr, which supplied baseballs to several minor leagues.[2]

Carr died in 1932 at age 55 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana.


External links

Biography portal
Baseball portal
  • Baseball Almanac

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.