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Montreal renames street to honor Gary Carter

Mike Oz
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Catcher Gary Carter has already been immortalized in the Baseball Hall of Fame, but now he's immortalized in Montreal too, where he used to star for the Expos.

At a Tuesday ceremony, Montreal officially renamed a street in his honor, or in this case, honour. Gary Carter Street will now replace Faillon Street West on Montreal maps. According to the Montreal Gazette, the street was chosen because it's near the ex-Jarry Park Stadium, where the Expos played 1969-1976.

Carter, who died in 2012 from brain cancer at age 57, played for the Expos 1974-1984. He was a seven-time All-Star and MVP runner-up in 1980. He later played for the New York Mets, San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Gary Carter Street is the first of two namings in Montreal to honor Carter. Gary Carter baseball park is opening June 15. From the Gazette:

Little league teams from across Quebec are to participate in a series of baseball games for the park's opening. Montreal sportscaster Rodger Brulotte, who will emcee Tuesday's event, has been working on the park opening for months and described Carter as "legendary" among Quebec baseball fans.

While the Expos might be gone, it's nice to know that Montreal will always remember "The Kid."

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