Ricardo Adolfo Jacobo Carty (born September 1, 1939) is a Dominican former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as an outfielder in a career that spanned from 1963 to 1979. Nicknamed "Beeg Boy", he was the 1970 National League (NL) batting champion with a .366 average and made his only All-Star appearance that season.
A charismatic, gifted hitter, Carty was one of the earliest Dominicans to play in MLB. However, his career was marked by battles with injuries, illnesses and with team mates. In his 15 seasons, he played for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs of the NL, and the Oakland Athletics, Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers of the American League.
- ^ a b c Rico Carty at Baseball Reference
- ^ Rico Carty: He's No Longer The 'Beeg Boy, by Ron Hudspeth, Baseball Digest, February 1973, Vol. 32, No. 2, ISSN 0005-609X
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