Gary Edmund Carter
Born: April 8, 1954, Culver City, California
Died: February 16, 2012, West Palm Beach, Florida
Montreal Expos (1974-1984, 1992), New York Mets (1985-1989), San Francisco Giants (1990), Los Angeles Dodgers (1991)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 2003
This Day in Baseball History
On May 17, 1971, Tom McCraw of the Washington Senators hits one of the shortest home runs in history. McCraw’s 140-foot pop fly falls in between three Cleveland Indians, shortstop Jack Heidemann, and outfielders Vada Pinson and John Lowenstein. When the three players collide, McCraw circles the bases for an inside-the-park home run.