MLB outfielder who played for seventeen seasons and won the National League batting title in 1970.
He played catcher when he began his career with the Milwaukee Braves.
He suffered from tuberculosis and left baseball until he fully recovered.
His son, Rico Carty Jr., followed his father's footsteps and played in the minor leagues.
He finished second in the National League batting race in his rookie year to Hall of Fame right fielder Roberto Clemente.