Todd G. Carey '93
Hometown: Cumberland, RI
Year Inducted: 2007
There was very little that Todd Carey could not do on the baseball diamond. Despite playing just three seasons before being drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the ninth round of the 1992 Amateur Draft, he left Brown ranked in the top ten in nine different hitting categories.
The Bears' starting shortstop from the day he set foot on campus, Carey never hit below .300. After being named Second Team All-EIBL as a freshman, he was named to the First Team the following two years. He left Brown second all-time in runs (107); third in at-bats (420); fourth in hits (137), total bases (206), and stolen bases (47); seventh in home runs (12) and extra-base hits (39); ninth in triples (6); and tenth in doubles (21). His stolen base total is still good for seventh all-time. A true iron man, he missed just six games in his entire career - three in his freshman year and three in his junior year.
In his freshman year, Carey hit .318, scoring 29 runs and driving in 23 more. He stole 13 bases, posting a .362 on-base percentage and a .481 slugging percentage as the Bears went 11-7 in the EIBL, finishing second for the first time since 1959.
His sophomore year may have been Carey's best, as he set single-season records with 151 at-bats, 44 runs, 50 hits, and 132 assists, the latter record lasting until 2002. He also had what would be career-highs with a .331 batting average, four triples, eight home runs, 26 RBIs, a .583 slugging average and a .930 fielding percentage.
In his final season on College Hill, Carey did not hit for as much power, but set career highs with 19 walks, a .416 on-base percentage, and 19 stolen bases to go with his .329 batting average, three home runs, 34 runs scored and 19 runs batted in. On April 15 against URI, he tied a single-game record with four stolen bases, a mark that he still holds with five others.
After being drafted by the Red Sox with the 245th pick in the 1992 draft, Carey made it as high as Triple-A Pawtucket. He was an all-star with the Double-A Trenton Thunder of the Eastern League in 1996, as he hit 20 home runs and 34 doubles in 125 games, and would later play in the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers' organizations.
Currently a Principal of the Battery Opportunity Fund, Todd has served on the Brown Club of Boston's Board of Directors since 2003, including as its Senior Co-President from 2005-2006. He is originally from Cumberland, R.I., and currently resides in Charlestown, Mass., with his wife, Trish, and daughters Devon and Arden.