Max Carey

  • Card series: Diamond Heads '15
  • City: Pittsburgh
  • Team: Pirates
  • League: National League
  • Hall: National Baseball Hall of Fame

Max George Carey (1890-1976) was “harder to stop than a run in a silk stocking” per Joe Williams. A superb center fielder with a fine lifetime BA of .285, it was on the base paths that he made his mark with the Pirates and Robins. Saving his best for (nearly) the last, Carey led Pittsburgh to the pennant with a .343 BA, and to the title with a .458 Series average in 1925.

  • In 1922 was successful in steals 51 of 53 attempts and led the NL ten times
  • Stole home 33 times, second only to Ty Cobb’s 50
  • Elected to Hall of Fame: 1961

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