Carter begins final phase of career by signing with Giants
Carter signed a one-year deal with the San Francisco Giants on Jan. 19, 1990. The 11-time All-Star catcher, who would turn 36 years old three days before the start of the 1990 season, grew up in Fullerton, Calif., before being taken by Montreal in the third round of the 1972 MLB Draft.
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In 19 seasons, Carter hit .262 with 2,092 hits, 324 home runs and 1,225 RBI. He retired with 2,056 games caught, a total that ranked third all-time when he played his last game.
Carter was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2003.
Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum