Carter, Gary

Gary Edmund Carter
Born: April 8, 1954, Culver City, California
Died: February 16, 2012, West Palm Beach, Florida
Played For: 
Montreal Expos (1974-1984, 1992), New York Mets (1985-1989), San Francisco Giants (1990), Los Angeles Dodgers (1991)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 2003

A rugged receiver and enthusiastic on-field general, Gary Carter excelled at one of baseball's most demanding positions, as both an offensive and defensive force. A three-time Gold Glove Award winner, Carter belted 324 home runs in his 19-season Major League career. Kid showed a knack for the big-time, twice earning All-Star Game MVP Awards in his 11 selections. His clutch 10th-inning single in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series sparked a dramatic Mets comeback victory, ultimately leading to a World Series title.

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Induction Speech


Did You Know: 
that Gary Carter was the 7-year-old national champion of the Punt, Pass, and Kick contest in 1961, the first year the youth football event was staged?