MONTREAL (CBSNewYork/AP) — A stretch of road in front of the stadium where he began his Hall of Fame career has been renamed in honor of former Montreal Expos catcher Gary Carter.
Signs indicating Rue Gary-Carter were already in place on Tuesday as municipal officials announced the renaming of Faillon Street West outside of what used to be Jarry Park after the most popular player in the history of the defunct National League baseball club.
A larger celebration is planned for June 15 when Ahuntsic baseball park in the city’s north end will be named for Carter, who died last year of brain cancer at 57.
The western section of Faillon street runs in front of the stadium the Expos called home from 1969-76. Jarry Park has been converted into a tennis facility.
Carter famously played for the Mets from 1985-1989, leading the Amazin’s to their second World Series title in 1986.
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