Former World Series Winning Major League Baseball Player
- Tom Cheek
During his storied career, Joe Carter was considered one of the most productive hitters in baseball. He was a member of the Toronto Blue Jays from 1989 to 1997, winning four straight American League East titles and two World Series titles. His 1993 Wold Series home run will forever be etched in Torontontonian, Canadian, and general baseball lore—another legendary moment that ranks among the most memorable in the game's long history. Although his time with the Blue Jays are perhaps his most renowned, Carter's major league career spanned 15 years with 6 different teams.
Carter was born on March 7, 1960, and was one of the older siblings in a family that soon included 11 children. His parents, Joe and Athelene Carter, encouraged him to play sports. The backyard served as a baseball field, where the Carter children played. It was on that family field that Carter first dreamed of batting a World Series-winning home run. Carter's story is unique in his achievements, but resonant with every baseball lover in the world; play the game hard, play the game right. A true sportsman on and off the field, Carter will forever be known as one of the best players of the late 80's and 90's.