Remembering Gary “Kid” Carter

Four years ago today, this world lost an amazing person. Known not just as a great ball player but an even better man, Gary Carter lost his battle with brain cancer on February 16, 2012. Given the nickname “The Kid” for his shear joy of the game, Carter was known for his big infectious smile that could light up Shea Stadium. Even his Hall of Fame plaque shows him with a nice...
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Last ball from 1986 World Series being sold by Carter family

NEW YORK (AP) The ball used for the final out of the 1986 World Series won by the New York Mets is among the items being put up for auction by the family of late Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter. Carter was behind the plate when Boston's Marty Barrett struck out to end Game 7. The Mets 8-5 at Shea Stadium that night for their most recent championship. Carter was elected to the...
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November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: 1986 New York Mets remember Gary Carter

During their 30th Anniversary Celebration at Citi Field, members of the 1986 New York Mets talk about the memories of the friendships they shared with the late Gary Carter.
May 29, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every MLB Hall of Fame position player that has played for four or more franchises

49 MLB Hall of Fame position players have played for four or more franchises. How many of them can you name? Clue: Number of franchises (Years active)
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Fan’s Tattoo of Gary Carter Shows Love for Expo Great

MONTREAL — Joe Forget was too young to go and see Gary Carter play. He was four when Kid retired late in the 1992 season. That didn’t stop Forget from growing up and admiring the Expos’ catching great. He even got to meet Carter several times because his mother Nathalie worked in sales and marketing with the Expos for many years until the team was shifted to Washington following...
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April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

25 Years Ago: The Co-Captains’ Final Game At Shea Becomes The Undercard

This was the scene at Shea after the final game played there in 1986. Three years later, the scene was just a tad different. On Thursday, the captain of the New York Yankees played his final game in front of his home fans.  He ended the game in memorable fashion, by delivering a walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth inning. Twenty-five years ago today, the New York Mets were...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Mets Playing to Win or Playing Not to Lose

After Gary Carter got a hit with two outs in the bottom of the 10th in Game Six, he turned to 1B coach Bill Robinson and said, “There’s no way I was making the last ******* out.” Moments later, pinch hitter Kevin Mitchell, void of his cup, got a base hit. He turned to 1B coach Bill Robinson and also said, “There’s no way I was making the last ******* out.” When you look...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Carter Will Be Honored Before Mets And Blue Jays Series

Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News wrote on Thursday that Gary Carter will be remembered and honored before tonight’s game when the Mets play against the Toronto Blue Jays at Olympic Stadium.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Carter To Be Honored During Friday’s Mets Game In Montreal

Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News writes that Gary Carter will be remembered and honored before Friday’s game when the Mets travel to Montreal to play the Toronto Blue Jays. Carter’s wife Sandy and daughter Kimmy will be on hand to represent the late catcher, who died in 2012 of brain cancer. Baseball will return to Olympic Stadium for the first time since 2004. Carter’s...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Field of Dreams: Mets edition – Catchers

Last month, I began the construction of the Mets’ Field of Dreams in Field of Dreams: Mets Edition – Pitchers.  Five starting pitchers and six relief pitchers were added to the roster, which means there are only nineteen spots left.  Today, two more players will be added to the roster: one starting catcher and one backup catcher.  But despite contrary belief, Mike Piazza will...
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

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