Carey, Max

Max George Carey
Born: January 11, 1890, Terre Haute, Indiana
Died: May 30, 1976, Miami, Florida
Played For: 
Pittsburgh Pirates (1910-1926), Brooklyn Dodgers (1926-1929)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1961

Max Carey enjoyed six seasons in which he hit over .300, but he built a more lasting reputation as a superb defensive center fielder and a successful basestealer. The Pirates great still holds several National League records for fielding prowess and led the league in steals 10 times. In 1922, he approached perfection on the basepaths, stealing 51 bases in 53 attempts. In 1925 at age 35, Carey experienced his best season, hitting .343 during the regular season and .458 in the World Series.

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Did You Know: 
that following his big league career, Max Carey managed the Milwaukee Chicks and the Fort Wayne Daisies of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League?
He was just as fast between the ears as he was with his feet. That's what made him harder to stop than a run in a silk stocking.
Joe Williams