Blue Jays World Series Hero Joe Carter Talks with Class Act Sports
Joe Carter is in as an elusive club as they come. He was just the second player to ever end a World Series with a home run when he blasted a three-run shot in the ninth inning of Game 6 of the 1993 World Series with his Blue Jays trailing the Phillies, 6-5 with two runners on.
“Ah it was ok. I wish I was the MVP. Paul Molitor was the MVP. I just happened to hit the big homerun, but to be in that situation and hit a home run where its only been done two times in the history of the game, the first was in 1960, the year I was born and then 33 years later. I’m 52 years old and people still ask me about it every single day,” Carter told Jared Ginsberg of Class Act Sports.
He joined Bill Mazeroski who won the 1960 World Series for the Pittsburgh Pirates with a home run as the only other player to accomplish that feat. One of the iconic images in baseball history is of Carter rounding the bases while jumping up and down with his arms outstretched in the air.
“I’m very happy that it did happen because once you retire, all you have is memories, and I’ve got a memory that as long as there will be baseball, people will always be talking about that,” he said.
Carter played on six teams over a 15-year career, making five All Star teams, and bashing 396 home runs. But the highlight will always be winning his second World Series on that home run.
Carter was on hand in Las Vegas for Jonathan Ogden’s fifth annual Golf Outing which raises money for underprivileged kids.
“I tell you what, the big guy is phenomenal. I have a tournament that benefits the Children’s Aid Foundation in Toronto and he’s been in it the last three years. I wasn’t able to make it down last year because there was a last minute this year but this year I said I will definitely make it down. Big John, you talk about a great guy. Big heart. And somebody that played a mean sport like football, but when you get around him, he is just a gentle giant, so if he deems anything worthy, I am going to be behind him. I love the guy and its good to hang around good people,” Carter told Class Act Sports.