The New York Mets honored their former Hall of Fame catcher, Gary Carter, Thursday during opening day. Carter passed away on February 17th. From the beginning of the day, it was apparent the day was about “The Kid”. Mets players took the field to warm up and take batting practice wearing Carter’s number eight jersey, teammates of Carter’s from the 1986 World Series Championship team were in attendance and Gary Carter’s family threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Throughout the game, Carter’s number eight jersey hung in the Mets dugout.
The Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 1-0 in front of 42,080 fans, the largest crowd in Citi Field history. It’s the seventh time in club history they have recorded an opening day shut-out.
The Good in Sports recognizes the New York Mets for paying a classy tribute to one of the most beloved players of all-time.
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