Montreal will name a street and a park after Gary Carter, the Hall of Fame catcher who defined the golden era of a once-beloved franchise.
Carter died in February of cancer at age 57.
On Wednesday, the city announced the details of its tribute to the player who starred with the now-defunct Expos for more than half of his career.
The street borders Jarry Park, where the Expos played...
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October 10, 2012
Gary Carter was one of the best catchers the MLB has ever seen and a Mets hero. The Hall of Famer won three gold gloves throughout his 21-year career and was an 11-time All-Star. He helped the Mets win their last World Series in 1986, belting a 10th-inning single in Game 6 to spark one of the most famous comebacks in MLB history against Boston. New York honored “Kid” Carter after...
KID SAYS THE DARNDEST THING
Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter's proclivity for not swearing earned him the rare distinction of inventing a phrase now recognized by the Merriam-Webster dictionary.
Gary Carter's skills apparently extended beyond the baseball diamond. The 11-time All-Star, who was best known for his youthful demeanor and helping the Mets to their 1986 World Series title, also made a point not to curse throughout his career, a tendency that set him apart from his foul-mouthed sports colleagues. That peculiarity seems to have added a new wrinkle to the legend...
The city of Montreal is asking people for ideas on how the late baseball great Gary Carter should be remembered.
The Hall of Fame catcher died earlier this month. Carter played his first 11 major league seasons in Montreal and returned to the Expos in 1992 to end his career.
Montreal residents will be able to pitch ideas through the city's website until March 31. A decision...
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February 27, 2012
The New York Mets will wear a patch on their uniforms this year to honor Gary Carter.
The Hall of Fame catcher died this month. Carter played five seasons with the Mets and helped them win the 1986 World Series.
The Mets said Sunday that they will wear the symbol for all games this year, starting in spring training. The patch will feature a black home plate with Carter's jersey...
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February 26, 2012
FOR THE KID
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...
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 was loved by many and The Kid's memory lives on in the New York sky on Friday. The Empire State Building is lit up in Mets colors in honor of Carter, who played five seasons for the Mets from 1985 to 1989. He is best remembered in his time playing for the Amazin's for his two-out single to spark the team's comeback victory in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series...
REST IN PEACE, KID
On Feb. 18, 2011, the late, great Gary Carter appeared on a podcast and it is possible that it was the Hall of Famer's last recorded interview.