A crucial component of the Marlins’ expansion, Chuck Carr, recently passed away at the age of 55. The San Bernardino, California, native apparently had health issues, based on family social media posts.
“We are saddened to hear of the passing of Chuck Carr,” the Marlins said in a statement. “One of the original Florida Marlins, Chuck quickly engrained himself as a fan favorite as he was often seen making amazing catches in the outfield or speeding around the bases. We send our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones during this difficult time.”
Carr switched between three clubs at the beginning of his professional career before making his Major League debut on April 28, 1990, with the Mets. However, he only played in 16 games, and until the Marlins chose him with the 14th choice in the 1992 Expansion Draft, he didn’t have a regular opportunity.
Carr, then 25 years old, didn’t start the Marlins’ first game on April 5, 1993, but he still participated in a career-high 142 games that year. Carr finished fourth in the NL Rookie of the Year voting after stealing a league-high 58 bases and having the highest range factor per nine innings among center fielders.
In 353 games during the season, Carr batted.256/.320/.326 with 58 doubles, four triples, eight home runs, and 115 stolen bases.
During his tenure in Milwaukee in 1997, Carr infamously ignored a take sign, swung on a 2-0 pitch, and made an out. Following the game, Carr said, “That ain’t Chuckie’s game. Chuckie hacks on 2-0.” He was granted free agency soon after and signed with the Astros.
With the 1997 NL Central champion Astros, who fell to Atlanta in the NL Division Series, Carr’s eight-year MLB career came to an end. Carr hit a deep ball off Hall of Famer John Smoltz in that game. Later, the eventual World Series champion Marlins defeated the Braves in the NL Championship Series.
Chuck Carr’s age and date of birth.
Chuck Carr was born on August 10, 1967, in San Bernardino, California. He was 55 years old when he passed away. He passed away on November 13, 2022.
Chuck Carr’s career.
With 58 stolen bases, Carr led the National League in 1993. In 1997, he assisted the Astros in capturing the National League Central Division.
He participated in 507 games over the course of an eight-season career, racking up 1,713 at-bats, 254 runs, 435 hits, 81 doubles, seven triples, 13 home runs, 123 RBI, 144 stolen bases, 149 walks, a batting average of.254,.316 on-base percentage,.332 slugging percentage, 569 total bases, 30 sacrifice hits, 10 sacrifice flies, and four intentional walks.
Carr’s sudden exit from the Brewers in 1997 is likely what people most commonly recall about him. Manager Phil Garner questioned Carr after he popped out to third base on a two-ball, no strike count after being told to take the next pitch. According to reports, Carr replied to Garner by using the third person: “Chuckie’s game is not that. On 2-0, Chuckie hacks.”
Shortly after, he was dismissed from the club. He spent the remaining games of that season with the Houston Astros, where in Game 3 of the NLDS he blasted his first postseason home run off John Smoltz. The career-ending home run came in his final at-bat.
Chuck Carr’s wife and children.
On a road trip to Oregon in the summer of 1987, Chuck Carr met his future wife, Candace Gilbert. On August 18, 1988, they were wed in San Bernardino, California.
Sheldon, a boy, was the first kid Chuck and his wife Candace had. Candace has experienced six losses as well as the short lifespan of a newborn infant who was delivered.
Whether he was still married to Candace Gilbert at the time of his passing is unknown.