D-backs hire Carter as assistant to general manager Stewart

Dave Stewart (left) and Joe Carter hang at a Toronto holiday event in December 1996.

Goode; Jeff/Toronto Public Library

 

The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired Joe Carter as special assistant to general manager Dave Stewart.

Carter and Stewart played together for two seasons with Toronto, including the Blue Jays’ 1993 World Series championship team.

Carter’s walk-off three-run home run off Mitch Williams in Game 6 gave the Blue Jays a come-from-behind victory to clinch their second straight world championship. Stewart was the starting pitcher and worked six innings in that game.

Carter had 12 seasons with at least 25 home runs and became the first player with 100 RBI in consecutive seasons for three teams — Cleveland, San Diego and Toronto.