Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 4/5/12

The New York Mets will honor the memory of Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter by wearing his No. 8 jersey during batting practice on Thursday.

Manager Terry Collins, the coaching staff and entire club will wear the jersey prior to Thursday's season opener against the NL East rival Atlanta Braves.

Carter died on Feb. 16 after a long battle with a brain tumor. He was 57.

One of Carter's biggest moments was a two-out, two-strike single that trigged an improbable three-run rally in the bottom of the 10th inning in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series against the Boston Red Sox. New York went on to win the Series in seven games.

An 11-time All-Star, Carter was diagnosed in May 2011 with a malignant brain tumor.

He swatted 324 career home runs, 1,225 RBIs and had a .262 batting average with the Montreal Expos, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants.

Nicknamed "Kid," Carter was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003.

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