Gary Carter

Gary Carter
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Gary Carter, C

 

Career: 1974-92, Expos, Mets, others
Fun fact: 11-time All-Star, three-time Gold Glove winner


Nicknamed "Kid" for his youthful exuberance and infectious smile, Carter was a rare breed of catcher. He slugged 324 career homers and threw out 35 percent of would-be base stealers in his 19 seasons -- a dozen of them with the Expos.

He also perhaps fittingly sparked the Mets' comeback in the 1986 World Series with a 10th-inning single in Game 6.

Previous rank: 86

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