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Oklahoma City native Joseph Christopher Carter earned The Sporting News College Player of the Year in 1981 at Wichita State University and then played 16 years in the major leagues, starting with the Chicago Cubs. With Cleveland in 1986, he had a league leading 121 RBIs, and reached the 30-30 club (30 homers and 30 stolen bases) in 1987. In 1991, he joined the Toronto Blue Jays, and led the club to two consecutive World Series championships in 1992 and 1993. Carter hit the winning home run in 1993. He put together 30 home runs, 100 RBI seasons three consecutive years, and in 1994, became just the tenth player in history to hit 300 home runs and steal 200 bases. He is a member of the Missouri Valley Hall of Fame, and the Kansas and Canadian Halls of Fame.