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On WFAN: Doc, Darryl And More Remember Mets Great Gary Carter

Carter could always be counted on for a smile, a timely hit — and in 1986, a championship. Those close to the catcher joined WFAN to remember “The Kid” shortly after his passing.


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Amid Drama, Mets Could Always Count On Gary Carter

In a rough-and-tumble clubhouse filled with dark secrets and constant conflict, there was always one sunny stall. Carter.


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Coleman: Rest In Peace, Kid

He played hard. He played hurt. But mostly, Gary Carter played. Every day.


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Keidel: Time To Salute ‘The Kid’ Gary Carter

At 57, Carter is far too young to be forever benched. Even as adults, we still need heroes.


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Coutinho: 25 Years Ago Today, Mets Owned The Baseball World

On this date, October 27, 1986, the Mets were tops. They owned the city like no team ever had in the history of New York sports.


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B&C Morning Show: Mets And Buckner, 25 Years Ago Today

Craig was very pleased when Al Dukes brought this item to his attention: it was 25 years ago today that Mookie Wilson hit a weak ground ball down the first base line that proved to be a little too much for Red Sox first baseman Billy Buckner to handle.


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Boomer & Carton: Doc Gooden Missed Parade For Drugs? Yeah, We Knew That Already

Much hubbub has been made about Gooden’s “E:60” interview, where the pitcher said he missed the 1986 Mets championship parade because he was high on drugs. But haven’t we heard this before?


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Ex-Mets Star Lenny Dykstra Pleads No Contest To Auto Theft, Could Face 4-Year Sentence

In exchange for changing his plea, prosecutors dropped more than a dozen charges against Dykstra, shortening the possible jail time he faces by eight years.


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Howard Johnson, 50-Year-Old Ex-Mets Star, Readies For Comeback Stint With Rockland Boulders

Are you too young to say you’ve seen Mets fan favorite Howard Johnson in action? Well, here’s your chance. For two games only.


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Schwei: How Different Would Mets History Be If MLB Instituted Wild Card In 1980s?

While the wild card won’t be of any help to the Mets this year, let’s pose this question: what if Major League Baseball had implemented an expanded playoff format in 1984, a decade earlier than it eventually did? Would the Mets have made more than just a pair of postseason appearances back in the 1980s?


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Gary Carter’s Tumors Are ‘80 Percent Better,’ Reports Daughter Of Ex-Mets Star

Gary Carter, the former Mets fan favorite and Hall of Famer, has been battling inoperable brain cancer with chemotherapy and radiation since his diagnosis in May. Now, according to his daughter, Carter’s tumors are “80 percent better.”


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Ron Darling: Davey Johnson To Nationals Spells Trouble For Mets

68-year-old Davey Johnson, who will be forever remembered in New York for leading the Mets to the 1986 World Series title, is returning to the dugout — for the Nationals. “If you’re a Mets fan, it’s a sad day,” Ron Darling told the New York Daily News.


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Ex-Mets Star Lenny Dykstra Pleads Not Guilty To Grand Theft Auto, Drug Charges

Former 1986 Mets star Lenny Dykstra entered his not guilty plea Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court and remains in jail on $500,000 bail. He is scheduled to return to court July 11.


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Coutinho: Gary Carter, Ex-Mets Star, Needs Our Thoughts And Prayers

Gary Carter needs our thoughts and prayers now more than ever — and not because he’s a baseball player or a former Mets star or a Hall of Famer. He needs our support because a man of his character has so much left to give and so many more people to inspire.


In this Monday, June 6, 2011, photo, Lenny Dykstra, center, is put in handcuffs after his arraignment on grand theft auto and drug possession charges in San Fernando, Calif. Attorney Daniel Nixon is at left. Dykstra, 48, a former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies star, was charged with 25 misdemeanor and felony counts of grand theft auto, attempted grand theft auto, identity theft and other crimes, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. He faces up to 12 years in state prison if convicted. (credit: AP Photo/Michael Robinson Chavez, Pool)

Dazed Ex-Met Lenny Dykstra Pleads Not Guilty In Fraud Case

An out-of-sorts Lenny Dykstra appeared in a Los Angeles federal courtroom on Monday where he entered his plea in a federal case where he’s accused of embezzling money from a bankruptcy estate — while flanked by a new attorney, a deputy federal public defender.