Mets to honour Gary Carter

Former New York Mets and Montreal Expos catcher Gary Carter poses with a bronze bust in his...

Former New York Mets and Montreal Expos catcher Gary Carter poses with a bronze bust in his likeness before a Mets' game in New York in this August 12, 2001 file photo. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine/Files

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Port St. Lucie, FL - The New York Mets will wear a patch on the sleeve of their uniforms to honour Gary Carter during the 2012 season.

Carter died on February 16 after a battle with brain cancer.

The patch features a black home plate with "KID 8" in white lettering.

Carter spent five seasons with the Mets from 1985-89 and helped New York to its last World Series title in 1986. The 11-time All-Star catcher also played for the Expos, Giants and Dodgers during his career from 1974-92 and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2003.

 


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