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With heavy hearts the Mets will pay final respects to Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter on Friday night at a memorial service in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Carter, a key component of the Mets' 1986 world championship team, died last week at the age of 57 after a battle with brain cancer.
Former teammates of Carter's expected to attend Friday's service include Keith Hernandez, Rusty Staub, Wally Backman, Tim Teufel, Howard Johnson, Roger McDowell, Mookie Wilson, Sid Fernandez, Darryl Strawberry and Bob Ojeda.
The Mets will send a bus from their spring training complex to transport team members. Manager Terry Collins, David Wright, Josh Thole and Bobby Parnell are expected to attend along with team COO Jeff Wilpon and members of the front office.
Teufel, now the Mets' third base coach, was Carter's teammate from 1986-89.
"We're all emotionally tied in some way, and emotions will be flowing [Friday] I think for the family," Teufel said.
Wright said he and Carter became friendly in recent years. Carter initiated the contact.
"I always thought that was cool," Wright said. "You have a Hall of Famer interested enough not only in you, but the energy that you have for baseball, to reach out to a guy and just want to talk about the team. It's only right you go and pay your respects and at least just kind of be there to say a silent prayer for him."
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Before the Mets contingent who came to pay tribute to Gary Carter at the memorial service Friday night in Palm Beach Gardens, Carter’s widow, Sandy, was given a mockup of the No. 8 patch the Mets will wear this season in honor of the fallen Hall of Fame catcher by the team’s owners, Fred and Jeff Wilpon, and manager Terry Collins.
The mockup depicts Carter’s number over...
The New York Mets will remember former catcher Gary Carter by wearing a patch this season bearing his No. 8.Mets principal owner Fred Wilpon presented the patch to Sandy Carter, the Hall of Fame catcher's widow, after a memorial service on Friday night.Carter played for the Mets from 1985-89 and helped lead the team to a World Series title in 1986.Carter died on February 16,...
The New York Mets today announced that the team will wear a patch to honor GaryCarter during the 2012 season. Carter passed away on February 16 after a courageous battle against brain cancer.
The patch features a black home plate with “KID 8” in white lettering. The patch will be worn on all Mets jerseys for the 2012 season, starting with the first Spring Training game on March 5.
Still not able to patch season. h/t Mets Merized Online
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Former teammates, friends and well-wishers assembled Friday night to salute Gary Carter's life at the Hall of Fame catcher's home church.
PORT ST. LUCIE — With heavy hearts the Mets will pay final respects to Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter tonight at a memorial service in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Carter, a key component of the Mets’ 1986 world championship team, died last week after a battle with brain cancer. He...
A robust collection of family, friends, teammates and fellow Hall of Famers filled Christ Fellowship Church Friday night to remember Gary Carter, the late Mets catcher known for his deep faith, ebullient smile and championship play.
Astros manager Brad Mills, a former teammate of Gary Carter, made the drive to Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., along with his wife on Friday night to attend a memorial service for the Hall of Fame catcher, who died of brain cancer on Feb. 16.
More than 1,000 people have turned out for a memorial in Florida to honor Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter. Another Hall of Fame catcher, Johnny Bench, eulogized Carter, saying "no words are adequate" to describe his greatness. Carter's three children described him as a devoted father who was as impressive off the field as on it.
'He was probably the most positive player that I’ve ever been around when we were losing,' Wally Backman says
Former Mets star Lenny Dykstra will be permitted to attend the funeral of his former teammate Gary Carter.
Dykstra, who is under house arrest in Los Angeles on allegations of bankruptcy fraud and embezzlement, filed papers with a judge earlier this week in an attempt to attend Carter’s funeral...