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The Canadiens paid homage to Montreal icon Gary Carter on Sunday, as each member of the Habs sported the No. 8 during warm-ups before Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Devils at the Bell Centre.
Carter, who passed away on Thursday at 57 after battling brain cancer played for the Expos from 1974-84, and made seven of his eleven All-Star appearances for the Expos. After playing for the Mets, Giants and Dodgers he returned to Montreal for his final season in the Majors in 1992 before becoming the first player to don the Expos cap on a Hall of Fame plaque in 2003.
Kudos to the Habs -- A classy move by a classy organization.
The loss of Carter was also felt in New York, where all signs point to the Mets wearing a patch on their jerseys to honor Carter in 2012. The Big Apple paid homage to "The Kid" on Friday night as the Empire State building was lit in Orange and Blue. The tribute was announced on the Empire State Building Observatory's twitter page.
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Earlier this week, Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter died at the age of 57.
As a tribute to Gary Carter, Annakin Slayd, a musical artist from Montreal, recorded a song called "Kid" along with a video featuring highlights of Carter during his playing days.
Most of the highlights are from Carter's years with the Expos, the team with which he spent...
Gary Carter only spent five seasons in New York, but the city loved him enough to light up the Empire State Building in the Mets’ orange and blue colors Friday in his honor. Carter died Thursday because of brain cancer. He was an 11-time All-Star and had four 100-RBI seasons, two with the Mets.
In a tweet announcing the move, the Empire State Building called Carter a “humanitarian...
Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter passed away last week and will forever be remembered as one of the best to put on a chest protector and shin guards. The 11-time All-Star, 3-time Gold Glove Award winner, and 5-time Silver Slugger Award winner played 19 seasons and was a member of the 1986 World [...]
Remembering Gary Carter and his most important single.
The late Gary Carter meant a lot to the city of Montreal.
The legendary catcher spent 12 of his 19 seasons there with the Expos, establishing himself as a fan favorite with his unparalleled work ethic and his desire to connect with the French-speaking fanbase, despite the fact that he didn't know a lick of French when he first came to the team. Today the Montreal Canadiens...
Gary Carter doubles in the seventh inning for the game-winning hit, the final hit of his career. 9/27/92
Holy Cow indeed.
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The Montreal City Council unanimously approved a motion on Monday to name a street or place in honor of Gary Carter, and it also offered condolences to his family.
MONTREAL (AP) -- In a city where hockey rules, Montreal Expos catcher Gary Carter was as popular as the beloved Canadiens.
Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter was remembered by former teammates and colleagues for his smile, energy and competitiveness.
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The Hot Stove is officially over and we kick off the Grapefruit League schedule with the first radio show of spring training.
Jody McDonald of ESPN Radio and WIP in Philly talks about his memories of Gary Carter and his take on the what the big stories are in Mets and Yankees camp.
I will discuss some Yankees new with Steve S. of the Yankee Analyst. Hear some of our thoughts on...
Gary Carter’s former teammates have spoken about what the Hall of Fame catcher meant to them since he died of brain cancer at 57 on Thursday and many more will likely be there on Friday, when Carter is remembered at a memorial service in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.A...
Truth be told, it wasn't until my late 20s that I had any idea I'd be covering baseball for a living. Up until June 1, 1998, the day I left my hometown of Montreal and days as a news reporter to go to Toronto to cover the Blue Jays, my fondest baseball memories were of the Expos and their rare moments near the top of the sport.
The best Expos team ever, of course, was the...
Gary was one of those great players you just had to admire even when he was on the other team.
PORT ST. LUCIE — The 1986 Mets were known for their distinctly different personalities and Keith Hernandez and Gary Carter were perfect examples.
“There’s no doubt we didn’t go about everything the same way,” Hernandez said yesterday. “But I always knew how important he was to the fabric of...