The city of Montreal will name a street and park after Gary Carter, the Hall of Fame catcher who defined the golden era of a once-beloved franchise.
Carter died in February of cancer at age 57.
On Wednesday, the city announced the details of its tribute to the player who starred with the now-defunct Expos for more than half of his career.
The street borders Jarry Park, where the Expos played for most of their first decade and where Carter made his major league debut.
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There will also be a park in the north-end Ahuntsic district named after him.
The changes will be enacted by the city council in February, a year after Carter’s death.
City officials say they also might eventually honor him at the site of the Olympic Stadium, where Carter played for the majority of his Expos career.
Close to 2,000 proposals were submitted to the city after the call for ideas was launched Feb. 27. Carter delighted Montreal fans with his skills and enthusiasm from 1974-84, when he was traded to the New York Mets, and he returned in 1992 for his farewell season.
The California-born Carter entrenched himself in Quebec life during his time there, calling it a second home and learning some French. He was the first Expos player to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame.
ROYALS KEEP HENRY
The Kansas City Royals hired Doug Henry to be their bullpen coach next season.
Henry was the interim bullpen coach the final two weeks of last season. He takes over on a permanent basis for Steve Foster, who was appointed the club’s minor league pitching coordinator and special assistant to general manager Dayton Moore on Aug. 31.
The Royals are still searching for a new hitting coach after choosing not to renew the contract of Kevin Seitzer last week.
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