The memorial tribute to the late Mets catcher Gary Carter was a wonderful testament that celebrated the life of a terrific father and husband, a great athlete, and a quintessential leader both on and off the field of play.
More than 1,000 former teammates, family members and friends of Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter paid tribute to him Friday.
In south Florida on Friday night a poignant and emotional memorial service was held for Hall Of Famer Gary Carter. Clearly, this was a man who immersed himself into living life to the fullest and proved it every single day of his life.
After asking a judge to let him attend, Dykstra was granted permission to cross state lines for the service at Christ Fellowship Church in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
A refreshed and in-shape Jason Bay arrived at Mets camp on Thursday, bound and determined to show the fans of New York that the last two disappointing seasons for him have been an aberration.
Family, friends and former teammates will say goodbye to Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter at a memorial service Friday night.
They didn’t come any better than Gary Carter. On and off the field, Carter was a true gentleman.
It’s hard to process that a man so full of life and energy would meet such a drawn-out, painful ending. But its’ feasible to think that Gary passed with a smile because that’s the expression he seemed to wear during his every waking moment.
The Mets manager realizes that most observers don’t expect very much from his team this season, but Collins indeed does.
The service will be held in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to The Gary Carter Foundation.
In a town where the Mets ruled in the mid-’80s, Gary Carter was larger than life. It’s easy to forget another city also lost an icon last week.
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.
In a rough-and-tumble clubhouse filled with dark secrets and constant conflict, there was always one sunny stall. Carter.
He played hard. He played hurt. But mostly, Gary Carter played. Every day.
Carter could light up a room with a grin from here to there. He could brighten a room, brighten a city. And he did.