Carter played six of those seasons at least partially at AA and one at AAA.
"I'm never going to give up," Carter told The Times. "It might come this year."
For Carter, though, the majors never came. That season also proved to be his last as a pro.
Carter's career began in 1988, taken by the Angels in the third round of the draft out of Triton College in Illinois.
Carter started with the Angels at short-season Bend. He went 3-4 over nine starts. He then moved to single-A Quad City and turned in a 15-9 record over 25 starts, with a 2.05 ERA. His season at Quad City earned him a Topps single-A all-star selection.
Carter made AA Midland for 1990. His record dipped to 3-8, with a 5.87 ERA. He then saw a brief 1991 before being traded to the Brewers for 1992.
Carter spent that 1992 season at AA El Paso. He threw a complete game against Arkansas in May for his third win. He arrived with the Red Sox in mid-1993 and played at AA New Britain.
Carter got his first look at AAA in 1994. He got into 22 games, 20 starts, at Pawtucket. He went 8-7, with a 4.79 ERA.
He then returned to AA for 1995, playing at Trenton. He got into only 14 games, all in relief to end his career.
- New York Times, June 18, 1995: Perfect Game
Players/Coaches Featured: 2,758
Made the Majors:1,054-38.2%
Never Made Majors:1,704-61.8%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 441
10+ Seasons in the Minors:264