Saturday, February 18, 2012

R.I.P. Gary (“The Kid”) Carter.

We at TIAH Blog remember Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and catcher for the 1986 World Champion New York Mets, Gary (“The Kid”) Carter, who died from a malignant brain tumor on February 16, 2012, at the unjustly premature age of 57.

Gary Carter was nicknamed “The Kid” for his youthful exuberance for the game of baseball. The photo above says all you need to know about that!

I’ll just let quotes from today’s sports-talk radio say it for me:

He was a Hall of Famer as a player and as a man!”

He was a great player and a greater human being!”

As I listened, the quotes continued, on and on, in the same vein. Funny, though… they never became repetitive!

Though he wears a Montreal Expos cap in Cooperstown, we, in New York, will never forget him!

1 comment:

Chris Barat said...


A very nice, heartfelt tribute.