MLB returned to Olympic Stadium last night for the first time in a decade and Montreal used the occasion to celebrate one of the memory of Hall of Fame catcher and former Expos-great Gary Carter.
Carter passed away in February of 2012 following a long battle with brain cancer, but his wife Sandy and his daughter Kimmy made the trip to Montreal and received a standing ovation from the 46,121 in attendance. During a touching pre-game ceremony, a banner was unveiled in right field which featured Carter’s No. 8 and the words “Merci! Thank You!”
Check out the video of the ceremony below:
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Carter played the first 11 seasons of his career with the Expos prior to being traded to the Mets in December of 1984. He returned to Montreal for one final season in 1992.