Carter and Stephenson to be Inducted into Hall of Fame
Courtesy:Wichita State
Release:01/10/2008
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WICHITA, Kan. – Former Wichita State baseball standouts Joe Carter and Phil Stephenson will be inducted into the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008.

Their inductions will occur at the Kansas Baseball Association’s annual banquet on Feb. 16 at the Museum of World Treasures in Wichita’s Old Town.

Carter, who played for the Shockers from 1979-81, is best known for his World Series winning home run in 1993. He hit 396 home runs in a major league career that spanned 16 years. Carter came to Wichita State as a football and baseball player in 1979, but played football only one season. As a major league player, he topped 100 RBIs in 10 different seasons and was a five-time all-star. He and his family make their home in Leawood, Kan.

Stephenson, who played for the Shockers from 1979-82, was named one of college baseball’s “players of the century” by Collegiate Baseball and still holds several NCAA offensive records. In 1981, he hit in 47 consecutive games. As college baseball's national player of the year in 1982, he hit .399 with 30 doubles and 87 stolen bases. Stephenson played in the majors for the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres. He and his family now reside in Dodge City, Kan., where Phil is head baseball coach at Dodge City Community College.

For more information on The Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame and its inductees, please go to www.wichitahof.com.

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