Max Carey enjoyed six seasons in Major League Baseball in which he hit over .300, but he built a more lasting reputation as a superb defensive center fielder and a successful basestealer. The star shortstop for the Pirates' great still holds several National League records for fielding prowess, and he led the league in steals 10 times. In 1922, he approached perfection on the basepaths, stealing 51 bases in 53 attempts. In 1925, at age 35, Carey experienced his best season, hitting .343 during the regular season and .458 in the World Series.
As Joe Williams said, "He was just as fast between the ears as he was with his feet. That's what made him harder to stop than a run in a silk stocking." (The preceding is courtesy of the Baseball Hall of Fame.)
Before joing the AAGPBL Carey had a Hall of Fame career in major league baseball and in 1931 and 1932 he managed the Dodgers. After spending one year managing the AAGPBL's Milwaukee Chicks in 1944, Carey was moved into the league's front office as President, and he brought a wealth of baseball knowledge to the league. Then in 1950, he returned to the dugout to manage the Daisies for two seasons.
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