The Arizona Diamondbacks announced the hiring of World Series hero and all star Joe Carter as a special assistant to General Manager Dave Stewart today on the teams official twitter account.
It’s unclear at this time what Carter’s role with the Dbacks will be.
Carter is excited to get back in the game of baseball, and is grateful for the opportunity Stewart has given him.
Carter has no obvious connections to the Diamondbacks which makes the hiring a little surprising. Both Randy Johnson, and Luis Gonzalez who also serve as special assistants have obvious connections to the organization.
Carter does have an obvious connection to Stewart. Carter and Stewart were teammates on the 1993 and 1994 Toronto Blue Jays, and both were apart of 1993 World Series championship team.
Everybody remembers when Carter hit the series clinching walkoff 3 run home run in Game 6 off Phillies reliever Mitch Williams to give the Blue Jays their second straight title. The Blue Jays starter that game was Stewart.
Carter was a two time World Champion, a five time all star, and a two time sliver slugger across 16 Major League seasons. He had 12 seasons with 25 plus home runs, and 10 seasons of at least 100 RBI’s.
Carter was a leader and a consistent performer throughout his career, and was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003.
The Dbacks want to get back to winning consistently, and after the hiring of Randy Johnson, and Carter, the Dbacks have assembled a great group of competitive baseball minds that can help accomplish that goal quickly.