Arnold Carter

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Arnold Lee Carter (March 14, 1918 – April 12, 1989) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Cincinnati Reds in 1944 and 1945. The 5'10", 175 lb. left-hander was a native of Rainelle, West Virginia.

Carter is one of many ballplayers who only appeared in the major leagues during World War II. He was a very effective pitcher in his time with Cincinnati. He made his major league debut in relief on April 29, 1944 in a home game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Crosley Field. His first win came in his first starting assignment, a 4-3 victory in the first game of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Blue Jays at Shibe Park (May 30). Five days later he pitched his first shutout, a 1-0 win over the Boston Braves at Braves Field, again in the first game of a doubleheader.

In his rookie season he was 11-7 and finished in the National League TOP TEN for winning percentage, shutouts, and saves. In his second year, Carter got into just 13 games and was 2-4 with a 3.09 earned run average.

Career totals include a 13-11 record in 46 games, 24 starts, 11 complete games, 4 shutouts, 15 games finished, and 3 saves. His ERA for 195.1 innings pitched was 2.72.

Carter died at the age of 71 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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