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Joe Carter

Joe Carter

Joe Carter participated in the Home Run Derby in 1991, 1992, and 1996— seasons whose first half were his best, fifth-best, and second-best. To answer their question whether a Home Run Derby curse exists, McCollum and Jaiclin looked at his three seasons whose second half were Carter’s best, fifth-best, and second-best. (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY, COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.)

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