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THE KID’S METS HALL OF FAME PLAQUE
Gary “Kid” Carter came to the Mets in 1985 after 11 successful seasons with their divisional opponent, the Montreal Expos. To a team that had already been improving steadily, Carter proved to be the f ...
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GARY’S GOING-AWAY GLOVE
With 600 games as a Mets backstop, Gary Carter played his final one for New York on September 30, 1989. He used this glove in the 7-2 defeat of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 11 innings on the road. As a M ...
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GARY CARTER IN BRONZE
Eleven-time All-Star catcher Gary Carter joined the Mets at a crucial time. Traded by the Expos for four Mets players in 1984, his hitting, catching and leadership made Carter the final piece in the p ...
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NO. 8 PRACTICE JERSEY SIGNED BY CARTER
Future Hall of Famer Gary Carter was a fan favorite in the late 1980s. “Kid” knew his way around the batter’s box, racking up three 20-plus home run seasons and two 100-plus RBI seasons from 1985 to 1 ...
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METS HONOR “KID” CARTER
Contemporary Mets signed a Gary Carter jersey as a nod to the former catcher who passed away before the 2012 season. The jersey featured a Mets 50th anniversary patch, as well as a black home plate pa ...
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CONTINUED SUCCESS, 1988
The Mets stayed hot in 1988, notching 100 wins for the second time in three seasons. Darryl Strawberry led the league in home runs, while David Cone posted a 20-3 record for an MLB-best .870 win-loss ...
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ANOTHER WINNING TEAM, 1989
The Mets extended their winning-season streak into 1989, finishing 87-75 and second in the division. Howard Johnson broke out in an All-Star season, leading the Mets with 36 longballs. He also scored ...
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A COLLECTION OF HALL OF FAME CATCHERS, 2004
When Shea Stadium hosted Mike Piazza Night during the 2004 season, some of the greatest catchers in MLB history visited the stadium to pay tribute to the Mets backstop. Franchise hero Gary Carter, for ...