Max Carey Essentials
Bats: B Throws: R
Born: Year: 1890 in Terre Haute, IN USA
Died: 5 30 1976 in Miami, FL USA
Last Game: 9/29/1929
Hall of Fame: Inducted as a Player in 1961 by Veterans
Full Name: Max George Carey
One of the greatest Pittsburgh Pirates was born on this date in 1890, Hall of Famer Max Carey, who played center field for the Pirates from 1910 until 1926. Carey debuted at the end of the 1910 season for two games, and then was a regular in the lineup for the next 16 seasons. He led the National League in stolen bases ten times from 1913 until 1925. He led the league in runs in 1913, in triples in 1914 and 1923, and walks in 1918 and 1922. In 1922 he scored 140 runs, which is the fifth highest total in team history. Carey finished his career with 738 stolen bases which still ranks as the ninth highest total all-time. He had a career .285 average with 1,545 runs scored, 2,665 hits and 1,040 walks. Among Pirates all-time records he ranks fourth in games played with 2,178, fourth in runs with 1,414, tied with Pie Traynor for fourth in hits with 2,416, fiftth in doubles, sixth in triples, second in walks to Willie Stargell and first in stolen bases with 688. He has the fourth most putouts as an outfielder all-time and seventh most assists. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1961.