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Cris Carpenter
Born: (1965-04-05) April 5, 1965 (age 57)
St. Augustine, Florida
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 14, 1988, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
April 26, 1996, for the Milwaukee Brewers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record27–22
Earned run average3.91

Cris Howell Carpenter (born April 5, 1965) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Florida Marlins, Texas Rangers, and Milwaukee Brewers from 1988 to 1996.

Amateur career

A native of St. Augustine, Florida, Carpenter is an alumnus of the University of Georgia. He was the punter for the Georgia football team in 1985 and 1986, and still ranks fourth for longest career average (44.1 yards) in Georgia's record book. In 1986, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League and was named a league all-star.[1][2]

Professional career

Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1st round of the 1987 MLB amateur draft, Carpenter would make his Major League Baseball debut with the St. Louis Cardinals on May 14, 1988, and appeared in his final game on April 26, 1996 with the Milwaukee Brewers. Over his career, he had 27 wins, 41413 innings pitched, and 252 strikeouts along with a 3.91 ERA. He was used mainly as a relief pitcher. Carpenter was a member of the inaugural Florida Marlins team that began play in Major League Baseball in 1993.


Cris Carpenter now works at Gainesville High School, in Gainesville, Georgia as a social studies teacher.


  1. ^ "Major League Baseball Players From the Cape Cod League" (PDF). Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "All-Stars". Cape Cod Times. Hyannis, MA. July 20, 1986. p. 52.