Reactions to Gary Carter’s death from former players, coaches, executives and others from around the world of baseball brought accolade after accolade to the man we knew affectionately as “The Kid.”
Mets pitcher Ron Darling commented “Gary Carter was everything you wanted in a sports hero: a great talent, a great competitor, a great family man, and a great friend.”
Mets outfielder Darryl Strawberry said “What he added to the team was character. His approach to the game was contagious. It spread to the rest of us. He helped each of us understand what it took to win.”
Mets pitcher Tom Seaver said “No one loved the game of baseball more than Gary Carter. No one enjoyed playing the game of baseball more than Gary Carter. He wore his heart on his sleeve every inning he played. He gave you 110 percent and played the most grueling position on the field and that was something special.”
Expos pitcher Steve Rogers: “He made everyone else around him better…his contributions to the game, both in Montreal and New York, are legendary and will likely never be duplicated...”
I think Mets Chairman and CEO Fred Wilpon may have said it best when he said “Carter…was a Hall of Famer in everything he did.”
See their expanded comments and more from others here.
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