Carter, Joseph Chris 2009-07-03

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This interview was conducted during the College Baseball Foundation’s Hall of Fame induction weekend in Lubbock, Texas. Carter talks about his baseball career and shares some experiences that he had with his clubs and its members.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Joseph "Joe" Chris Carter

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Date: July 03, 2009

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Henry Crawford

Length: 00:45:07


Background; Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Lived in Kansas; Graduated from high school in 1978; Baseball was all time favorite sport; Sports scholarship; In Wichita State University for football; Gave up football and concentrated on baseball; Academic courses; Majored in accounting; Very good academically; Football to Baseball; Football was disturbing his studies; Football requires lots of discipline; Decided baseball was his first option; 1981 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft; Chicago Cubs took him; He was the second pick over-all; He was married at that time; Family background; Met his wife in college; She is an interior designer; Two daughters and a son; Entered Major leagues; Cubs in Philadelphia; Lost the first game; Played with Fergie Jenkins; Fergie was a good hitting pitcher; Mentors; Fergie Jenkins was his roommate; Other mentors he met; Positions played on the field; Infielder at high school; Adaptable; Ball parks; Flag on the field is the indicator; Weather matters for the players; Pitchers he faced; Home runs he scored; Game plan; First get control of your emotions; Try to win the ball game; Make sure you touch all the bases.

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