Lew Carr

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Lew Carr
Born: (1872-08-15)August 15, 1872
Union Springs, New York
Died: June 15, 1954(1954-06-15) (aged 81)
Moravia, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 2, 1901, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
July 13, 1901, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Batting average.250
Home runs0
Runs batted in4

Lewis Smith Carr (August 15, 1872 – June 15, 1954) was a shortstop and third baseman in Major League Baseball. In 1901, he played "alongside Honus Wagner for a championship Pittsburgh Pirates team."[1][2]

The Moravia, New York, baseball team of 1899. The "Moravians" were the Amateur Champions of Central New York. Lew Carr is in the 2nd row from front, 2nd from the left. (Photo courtesy of the Cayuga-Owasco Lakes Historical Society)

Carr attended and played baseball at Syracuse University, later coaching the school's baseball team from 1910 to 1942. The Orangemen were 275–268 with Carr at the helm. In 1952, the school's baseball diamond was renamed in his honor.[3]


  1. ^ Greene, John Robert. (2000). The Hill: An Illustrated Biography of Syracuse University, 1870-Present. Syracuse University Press, p.16.
  2. ^ "Lew Carr Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-12-21.
  3. ^ Kirst, Sean. (2013, July 18). "Amid renewed dreams of Syracuse University baseball, a drive to honor an Orange coaching legend," The Post-Standard. Accessed: June 4, 2014.

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