a devastating loss. one of the first great expos - a true link to the city, who integrated himself into the community and gave 'spos fans everywhere something to cheer about.
RIP kid, way too young to go.
Everytime we lose an Expo, not only we lose the guy but it's also a reminder of how we lost this team so it's double pain for me. And for me, add a triple based on the fact that my father before he was a usher for the Habs, started at the Olympic Stadium and knew the Kid fairly well. They are together now.
My greatest memory was when the kid came back and hit his double and Dawson was unable to catch it. I was there. And I tell you, I've been to numerous live sports moments, and I've never heard such a loud crowd in my life to this day. That was just something else.
Still....can't beleive we let that team go. Cannot believe it. Rest in peace Kid. And after you settle down, would be great to see you reunited with a few baseball players.....Hey we knew know....maybe IF WE BUILD A NEW STADIUM.....HE WOULD COME.
Gary Carter was the man.. I remember seeing his last game in the early 90s and him being inducted in the BBHOF. I think my fondest memory of the man, looking back, is that he came back to promote the expos rally for their new ball park in the late 90s.
Carter was married to his wife, Sandy, from 1975 until his death in 2012. They had three children - Christy, Kimmy and D.J., and three grandchildren. They lived in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
His daughter Kimmy is the head softball coach at Palm Beach Atlantic and was a softball catcher for Florida State from 1999-2002.
Carter was an active philanthropist. Through The Gary Carter Foundation, of which Carter was the president, Carter and his staff support 8 Title I schools in Palm Beach County whose students live in poverty. Typically, these schools have 90% or more students eligible for free or reduced lunches. The Foundation seeks to "better the physical, mental and spiritual well being of children." To accomplish this, they advocate "school literacy by encouraging use of the Reading Counts Program, a program that exists in the Palm Beach County School District."
Since its inception, The Gary Carter Foundation has placed over $622,000 toward charitable purposes, including $366,000 to local elementary schools for their reading programs.