We all knew it was coming but it was still incredibly sad to hear of Gary Carter’s passing.
Man I remember hearing the news on 1010 Wins radio when the Mets traded for him. He was he Expos best player, a perennial All-Star and somehow Frank Cashen fleeced them and pried away the best catcher in the game.
I remember jumping for joy because Gary Carter felt like he was the final piece we needed to win the World Series.
Sure enough, Opening Day his first season in NY he hit a walk-off HR and Shea went bonkers.
Sure enough, Kid kept that game six alive by sparking the legendary rally with a clean single up the middle.
At one point I joined a Met fan club of some sort and received an autographed picture of Kid and Dr. K. It’s always been one of my most prized collectables and now more than ever.
I’m trying to think if we’ve lost anyone else from that ‘86 team… I don’t think so. Even Frank Cashen is still kicking as far as I know.
It’s bizarre to see someone of Gary Carter’s stature pass away.
To this Met fan he’ll always be a hero and a legend.