Dick Carter

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Richard Joseph Carter (August 31, 1916 – September 11, 1969)[1] was an American professional baseball pitcher, outfielder, coach, and manager. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was a graduate of Olney High School.[2] He threw and batted right-handed, stood 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 m) tall and weighed 190 pounds (86 kg).[3]

Carter's minor league playing career occurred during the World War II manpower shortage, and immediately after the war as a playing manager. He spent 1959 and part of 1960 in Major League Baseball as a coach for the Philadelphia Phillies, resigning on May 30, 1960, because of poor health.[4]

Carter managed in the Phils' minor league system from 1947–52 and 1956–58, and also served as a scout for the team. His 1956 Schenectady Blue Jays won the championship of the Class A Eastern League.

He died in Ocean City, New Jersey, at the age of 53.


  1. ^ Retrosheet
  2. ^ Baseball Digest, April 1999, page 7
  3. ^ Baseball Reference
  4. ^ The Associated Press, May 31, 1960

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Preceded by
Benny Bengough
Philadelphia Phillies third base coach
Succeeded by
Peanuts Lowrey