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Gary Edmund Carter (April 8th, 1954 to February 16th, 2012)was a professional baseball catcher who played for America. He enjoyed a 19-year career in the MLB(Major League Baseball) when he mainly played for the New York Mets and Montreal Expos. He had a nickname, "The Kid" for his youthfulness, and was a part of the All-star team 11 times. He was a part of the Mets team that became World Champions in 1986.
He was a good hitter and had excellent defensive abilities. He made an important contribution to the World Series Championship 1986 for the Mets. this included twelfth meaning single Houston Astros which went on to win game number 5 of the NLCS. He is one among the only four players to have captained the team and have his number retired. He became a coach after retirement and trained minor League level and college afterward.
In the year 2003, he was inducted into the national baseball Hall of Fame. He was married to Sandy and the couple had 3 children together. He was an active philanthropist and founded the Gary carter foundation.
Carter grew up in Culver City California. He was a very athletic kid and competitions at a young age. During his high school days play Baseball infielder and participated in football as a quarterback
He played in the American legion baseball and won the award American Legion Graduate of the Year in 1981.
he received more than a hundred scholarship office and eventually, he signed with the Montreal Expos when he was included in the 1972 MLB draft.
The Expos used Carter as a catcher during the minor leagues. In the year 1974, he scored 23 home runs and drove 83 runs for the Memphis Blues. His Major League debut was in a match against New York Mets at Montreal.
Carter divided his playing time between catching and right field in his Rookie season. he was picked in the National League All-Star team as right-fielder. He hit .270, 17 home runs, and 63 batted in runs. He won the Award, Sporting News Rookie of the Year. He was also the Expos Player of the Year in the same season.
Carter struck a home run during the All-Star Game of the 1984 MLB giving NL the lead. He would end up being picked as the MVP for the second time in an All-star game. His statistics include 106 RBIs, 159 games, 175 hits, a batting average of .294, and 290 total bases.
Expos arrived fifth during the 1984 season in the NL East. He was traded to Mets at the end of the season.
New York Mets
He made a grand debut as a Met, hitting a home run in the 10th inning to give his team victory. After fierce competition with Cardinals, Mets lost the league. Carter scored a personal high of 32 home runs and drive in 100 runs.
In his initial coaching season with the Gulf Coast Mets in 2005, he was adjudged Gulf Coast League Manager of the Year. He earned a promotion to A-level St. Lucie Mets after a year. He guided them to Florida State League championship success in 2006. In 2008, he led Orange County Flyers to the GBL Championship and again received the Manager of the Year award.
Hall Of Fame
After his sixth try at the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame alongside Eddie Murray on January 7th, 2003. He was also the first player to have a plaque that showed the Montreal Expos crest.
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