Nick Carter (Great Britain)

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Nicholas Carter

  • Bats Right, Throws Right

Biographical Information[edit]

Nick Carter spent a decade with the British national team. He was one of the earliest British players to play college baseball in the US.

Carter was with Great Britain when they won the 1996 B-Level European Championship to qualify for the 1997 European Championship. In the 1997 Euros, he was 1-1 with a 8.18 ERA, with big win over Slovenia to keep Britain in the A Pool. He had a 10.13 ERA in the 1999 European Championship and hit .273, stealing two bases. He tripled against Germany and struck out New York Yankees farmhand Andrea Castri of Italy.

He was named the best pitcher in Britain in 2001, when he was 7-3 with a 1.75 ERA for the Brighton Buccaneers. He was the winning pitcher in the championship game, as he was in 1999. He struggled in the 2001 European Championship, going 0 for 1 and allowing two runs without retiring anyone. He did score the winning run against Ukraine.

In the 2003 European Championship, he was 1-1 with a 4.70 ERA, losing to Italy and beating Belgium in relief. He went 0 for 6. In 2004, he threw a no-hitter for Brighton against the Windsor Bears. He was 0-1 with a team-high 22.09 ERA in the 2005 European Championship and did not bat. He and David Donaldson became the first players to appear in five European Championships for Britain; Brad Marcelino later topped the mark.

He was 24-15 with a 3.75 ERA in British top-tier leagues.

In 2017, he joined Don Smallwood and Ian Young in being voted into the British Baseball Hall of Fame.