On the 59th birthday of Gary “The Kid” Carter, I found myself reminiscing about my childhood hero growing up and playing baseball in Canada. Here is the Hall of Fame induction speech from Gary Carter from that historic day in 2003 when he donned a Montreal Expos hat in Cooperstown.
Gary Carter National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Day Speech
“Wow. Are you having fun? Thank you, Jane, and thank you, Bud. You know that feeling as a kid, when you go into a candy store for the first time? All you can do is smile and just stand in awe. Well, this kid is in the candy store today. Cooperstown, where all dreams come true. Can you feel it? It is so sweet.
There are so many people to thank today that have influenced my life and my career. I’ve been told by the other Hall of Famers that I have a time limit. 20 minutes. Those of you that know me, this is gonna be difficult. Alright. I have a tendency to elaborate at times, so I am gonna try to do my best. Just bear with me. I would be remi...