Lance Carter

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Lance David Carter

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Biographical Information[edit]

Lance Carter was a benefactor of the "every team has to have an All-Star or else" rule. After brief big league tastes in 1999 and 2002, he was 7-5 with a 4.33 ERA and 26 saves in 62 games 2003, making the All-Star Game by virtue of being the best player at the right time on a Tampa Bay Devil Rays squad that finished 63-99. He was probably better in 2004 (3.47 ERA in 80 1/3 innings) but did not have any precious saves, a key determinant in All-Star worthiness at the time. He struggled in 2005 then bottomed out in 2006 with a 8.49 ERA in 10 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was later a member of the Orix Buffaloes in 2007, going 3-5, 4.48 while briefly serving as closer.

Carter was the pitching coach for the Williamsport Crosscutters in 2010-2011, at the University of South Florida in 2013-2014, then the Lowell Spinners in 2015-2017, and the Salem Red Sox in 2018-2019. He was scheduled to be pitching coach of the Portland Sea Dogs in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to COVID-19 then did coach Portland in 2021-2022. Carter moved to the Atlanta Braves' organization as pitching coach of the FCL Braves in 2023.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • AL All-Star (2003)

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