Found February 20, 2012 on
In case you missed it, the Montreal Canadiens ... a franchise for which Gary Carter never played for playing a sport which Carter never played professionally (albeit in a city that adored him), honored Montreal's favorite adopted son by wearing his name and number on all their backs during the pre-game skate. They also had a moment of silence for Kid, and even had their mascot Youppi! bring back his old Expos jersey to mark Kid's passing.The Mets, a franchise that Gary Carter did play with and brought a championship to, are "still discussing exactly how to honor Carter during the season, and was not ready to announce plans."Here's what I hope that means:"We're trying to figure out if we can invite everybody who loved Gary to a special ceremony on Opening Day so we can do this the right way and retire his number as we should have done at some point in the past nine years."Here's what I'll settle for:"We're still not ready to retire...
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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.
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Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter was remembered by former teammates and colleagues for his smile, energy and competitiveness.
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...