Chris Carpenter

Baseball Player
Born Apr 27, 1975

Christopher John Carpenter is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played for the St. Louis Cardinals since 2003, and is currently signed with the team through the 2013 season. Carpenter was 22 years old and a highly-regarded prospect when he broke into the majors in 1997 with the Toronto Blue Jays. He stayed with Toronto until after the 2002 season. He is 6' 6" tall and weighs 230 pounds.… Read More

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    Calgary Sun - Oct 26, 2013
  • Cardinals' Chris Carpenter To Retire: Report
    Calgary Sun - Oct 13, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Chris Carpenter.


1975 Birth Born on April 27, 1975.


1992 17 Years Old As a junior in 1992, his baseball team won the state championship. … Read More
The Blue Jays selected Carpenter in the first round of the 1993 amateur draft from Trinity High School in New Hampshire, and he made his MLB debut in 1997. … Read More
1994 19 Years Old He began his professional career in 1994 in Minor League Baseball with the Medicine Hat Blue Jays of the short-season Pioneer League. … Read More


1995 20 Years Old The Blue Jays promoted Carpenter to the Class-A Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays of Florida State League in 1995. … Read More
In 1997, Baseball America promoted Carpenter's prospect ranking to 28th in the minor leagues. … Read More
1998 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Performance struggles plagued Carpenter early in 1998. … Read More
1999 - 2001 2 More Events
The Blue Jays named Carpenter their opening day starter for the first time in his career on April 1, 2002, at Fenway Park against the Red Sox. … Read More


2005 30 Years Old 1 More Event
The Cardinals called on Carpenter for his first Opening Day start for the club in 2005, and second of his career. … Read More
For the second consecutive season in 2006, Carpenter was the Cardinals' Opening Day starter. … Read More
From 2007–08, elbow problems persisted, causing Carpenter to miss nearly all of both seasons, and the Cardinals missed the playoffs in that period. … Read More
2008 - 2010 5 More Events
2011 36 Years Old 1 More Event
At the close of the 2011 regular season, the Cardinals called on Carpenter to consummate what St. Louis Post-Dispatch sportswriter Bernie Miklasz termed an "improbable comeback." … Read More
He did not pitch for much of 2012 because of thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), diagnosed on June 28 after a visit to a Dallas-area specialist. … Read More
At a press conference that same day, he said he still held out hope of pitching in 2013, and refused to talk about retirement. … Read More
Approximately two months after announcing his retirement as a player, the Cardinals announced in January, 2014, that Carpenter would join the team's front office. … Read More


2016 41 Years Old The Cardinals announced on April 29, 2016, that Carpenter was voted by fans into the franchise Hall of Fame, with the enshrinement taking place on August 27, 2016. Statistical achievements Bold: League leader †: led both Major Leagues Carpenter currently resides in Bedford, New Hampshire and Clayton, Missouri with son Sam,(b 2002) and daughter Ava,(b. 2005). Chris filed for divorce from 1st wife Alyson Ickes in December 2013.
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