Max Carey

Max (Scoops) Carey played 20 seasons in the National League with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1910-26) and Brooklyn Dodgers (1926-29). He was a splendid outfielder with terrific speed and retired with 339 assists and a MLB record 6 seasons with over 400 putouts.  He was always a dangerous stolen base threat and led the NL in stolen bases 10 times, totaling 738 SBs, holding the NL career record until it was broken by Lou Brock in 1974. His 33 steals of home are 2nd all-time only to Ty Cobb’s 50. Max led the NL in triples twice while totaling 2665 hits and finishing with a .285 career batting average. He was an important member of the 1925 Pirates championship team, hitting .458 in the World Series, including 4 hits and 3 doubles off Walter Johnson in the deciding Game 7. After his playing days he managed the Milwaukee Chicks of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League to the pennant in 1944, and spent several years as the league’s president. He was inducted into The Hall via Veteran’s Committee in 1961.
-Tony Milito

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March 9, 2015

Miami, FL

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