Charlie Carr

From BR Bullpen

Charlie Carr.jpg

Charles Carbitt Carr

BR page

Biographical Information[edit]

"Carr... is playing a very fast game, and one that will come very close comparing with any star first baseman." - Sporting Life of April 1, 1905, discussing Charlie Carr with the Cleveland Indians

Charlie Carr was the first major leaguer from Lehigh University. His major league career was done in 1906 but he was able to come back to the Federal League in 1914 and hit .293 with 11 triples at the age of 37. Prior to the Federal League, his best major league season was with the 1903 Detroit Tigers, at least with the bat, as he hit .281 with 11 triples in 135 games. From 1906-1910 he was at Indianapolis, much of the time as player-manager.

Sporting Life of November 7, 1903, reported on his wedding in Toronto. It stated that the bride and groom would live in Detroit while Charlie "will continue his studies" during the winter.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1906 Indianapolis Indians American Association 53-96 8th
1907 Indianapolis Indians American Association 73-81 6th
1908 Indianapolis Indians American Association 92-61 1st
1909 Indianapolis Indians American Association 83-85 4th
1910 Indianapolis Indians American Association 69-96 7th
1911 Utica Utes New York State League 67-74 5th
1912 Kansas City Blues American Association 85-82 4th
1913 Kansas City Blues American Association 59-80 -- -- replaced by Tom Downey (10-18) on September 4

Related Sites[edit]