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Kevin Hill
Kevin Hill
I knew Gary when he lived in Placentia California when he lived on Rockaway drive.  My name is Kevin Hill and I use to come over and bug Gary to come shoot baskets with us as I was 8 years old and did not know any better.  I am now 45 but I tell everybody how I still remember how kind he was and how a star catcher for the Expos (at that time) came over and played basketball with me and a few of my friends.  He was so down to Earth and even to this day I cherish the memory.  I was so sad to learn of the cancer and Gary's death last year.  The world lost a great man and just a gem of a person.  I just wanted the family to know that I will never forget him and how he made a 8 year believe that great athletes can be down to earth.  God bless you and your family and I am so sorry for your loss.

 

Kevin Hill
Salvatore Schembri
Salvatore Schembri
ON 2/16/2012 you went on to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ... It is your first anniversary in heaven. Many of us will never forget you nor the wonderful memories you have given baseball fans around the world. You were a true Hall of Famer on & off the field, especially with all your works of charity. May God always bless you and your family. We will never forget you.
Glen Waldow
Glen Waldow
Carter Family,


Blessings to you all.  Just three months before your beloved Father went to be with our Lord Jesus, My lovely wife (April) of 17 years went to heaven in a very similar way.  She was 36 when her spirit left this world and like your family, our faith in a Benevolent loving God is what got us all through her very brief (but spirited) fight with an agressive cancer.   I'll never forget your Dad's enthusiasm, leading his Mets to their championship in 1986. Thank you for sharing your faith filled journey. Reading your entries today touched me deeply and I will continue to keep your remarkable family in my prayers.


Blessings,


Glen Waldow


MSgt USMC
Donovan Perkins
Donovan Perkins
1981: Carter Helps Bring Baseball Back from Abyss


Referenced Bleacher Report article by Doug Mead. today 7/9/2012<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />





The 1981 MLB All-Star Game was only the second game ever played in August (second All-Star game of 1959 was played on Aug. 3).





Due to the players’ strike that lasted from June 12 to July 31, the season was split into two halves, and the All-Star game was to serve as the kickoff for the second half, which was to start the day after the All-Star game.


On Aug. 9, 1981, a record 72,086 fans showed up at Cleveland Stadium to welcome back the baseball season.





The National League registered all of its five runs on home runs, two of them by Montreal Expos catcher Gary Carter. For his efforts, Carter was named the game’s MVP.






 

 
Ron Grangier
Ron Grangier
In 1990, my son Kip, who was 9 at the time, suffered a parrallyzing stroke.  He lost the use of the left side of his body.  Mr.  Carter found out about my son and took the time to write to Kip.  It was a very moving gesture that made a difference to Kip and our entire family.  I knew then what an exceptional gentleman Mr. Carter was.  I have written to the NY Mets to see if they will send us one of the patches the team is wearing in memory of Mr. Carter.  It was truly an honor to have had our paths cross in this life.  I am sure he is now playing for the Angels!
Lisa Rao
Lisa Rao
Hi,
Here's my favorite "Gary connection" from last night's no-hitter:
It took the Mets 8020 games to get a no-hitter.

Gary Carter's stats his final year as a Met:
8 Doubles, 0 triples, 2 home runs, 0 stolen bases: 8020!

I truly believe in my heart that Gary was trying to tell his family, "I'm here. I'm watching."
Salvatore Schembri
Salvatore Schembri
ON 2/16/2012 you went on to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ... It is your first anniversary in heaven. Many of us will never forget you nor the wonderful memories you have given baseball fans around the world. You were a true Hall of Famer on & off the field, especially with all your works of charity. May God always bless you and your family. We will never forget you.
Donovan Perkins
Donovan Perkins
1981: Carter Helps Bring Baseball Back from Abyss


Referenced Bleacher Report article by Doug Mead. today 7/9/2012<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />





The 1981 MLB All-Star Game was only the second game ever played in August (second All-Star game of 1959 was played on Aug. 3).





Due to the players’ strike that lasted from June 12 to July 31, the season was split into two halves, and the All-Star game was to serve as the kickoff for the second half, which was to start the day after the All-Star game.


On Aug. 9, 1981, a record 72,086 fans showed up at Cleveland Stadium to welcome back the baseball season.





The National League registered all of its five runs on home runs, two of them by Montreal Expos catcher Gary Carter. For his efforts, Carter was named the game’s MVP.






 

 
Kevin Hill
Kevin Hill
I knew Gary when he lived in Placentia California when he lived on Rockaway drive.  My name is Kevin Hill and I use to come over and bug Gary to come shoot baskets with us as I was 8 years old and did not know any better.  I am now 45 but I tell everybody how I still remember how kind he was and how a star catcher for the Expos (at that time) came over and played basketball with me and a few of my friends.  He was so down to Earth and even to this day I cherish the memory.  I was so sad to learn of the cancer and Gary's death last year.  The world lost a great man and just a gem of a person.  I just wanted the family to know that I will never forget him and how he made a 8 year believe that great athletes can be down to earth.  God bless you and your family and I am so sorry for your loss.

 

Kevin Hill
Glen Waldow
Glen Waldow
Carter Family,


Blessings to you all.  Just three months before your beloved Father went to be with our Lord Jesus, My lovely wife (April) of 17 years went to heaven in a very similar way.  She was 36 when her spirit left this world and like your family, our faith in a Benevolent loving God is what got us all through her very brief (but spirited) fight with an agressive cancer.   I'll never forget your Dad's enthusiasm, leading his Mets to their championship in 1986. Thank you for sharing your faith filled journey. Reading your entries today touched me deeply and I will continue to keep your remarkable family in my prayers.


Blessings,


Glen Waldow


MSgt USMC
Ron Grangier
Ron Grangier
In 1990, my son Kip, who was 9 at the time, suffered a parrallyzing stroke.  He lost the use of the left side of his body.  Mr.  Carter found out about my son and took the time to write to Kip.  It was a very moving gesture that made a difference to Kip and our entire family.  I knew then what an exceptional gentleman Mr. Carter was.  I have written to the NY Mets to see if they will send us one of the patches the team is wearing in memory of Mr. Carter.  It was truly an honor to have had our paths cross in this life.  I am sure he is now playing for the Angels!
Lisa Rao
Lisa Rao
Hi,
Here's my favorite "Gary connection" from last night's no-hitter:
It took the Mets 8020 games to get a no-hitter.

Gary Carter's stats his final year as a Met:
8 Doubles, 0 triples, 2 home runs, 0 stolen bases: 8020!

I truly believe in my heart that Gary was trying to tell his family, "I'm here. I'm watching."
Kevin Hill
Kevin Hill
I knew Gary when he lived in Placentia California when he lived on Rockaway drive.  My name is Kevin Hill and I use to come over and bug Gary to come shoot baskets with us as I was 8 years old and did not know any better.  I am now 45 but I tell everybody how I still remember how kind he was and how a star catcher for the Expos (at that time) came over and played basketball with me and a few of my friends.  He was so down to Earth and even to this day I cherish the memory.  I was so sad to learn of the cancer and Gary's death last year.  The world lost a great man and just a gem of a person.  I just wanted the family to know that I will never forget him and how he made a 8 year believe that great athletes can be down to earth.  God bless you and your family and I am so sorry for your loss.

 

Kevin Hill
Donovan Perkins
Donovan Perkins
1981: Carter Helps Bring Baseball Back from Abyss


Referenced Bleacher Report article by Doug Mead. today 7/9/2012<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />





The 1981 MLB All-Star Game was only the second game ever played in August (second All-Star game of 1959 was played on Aug. 3).





Due to the players’ strike that lasted from June 12 to July 31, the season was split into two halves, and the All-Star game was to serve as the kickoff for the second half, which was to start the day after the All-Star game.


On Aug. 9, 1981, a record 72,086 fans showed up at Cleveland Stadium to welcome back the baseball season.





The National League registered all of its five runs on home runs, two of them by Montreal Expos catcher Gary Carter. For his efforts, Carter was named the game’s MVP.






 

 
Ron Grangier
Ron Grangier
In 1990, my son Kip, who was 9 at the time, suffered a parrallyzing stroke.  He lost the use of the left side of his body.  Mr.  Carter found out about my son and took the time to write to Kip.  It was a very moving gesture that made a difference to Kip and our entire family.  I knew then what an exceptional gentleman Mr. Carter was.  I have written to the NY Mets to see if they will send us one of the patches the team is wearing in memory of Mr. Carter.  It was truly an honor to have had our paths cross in this life.  I am sure he is now playing for the Angels!
Salvatore Schembri
Salvatore Schembri
ON 2/16/2012 you went on to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ... It is your first anniversary in heaven. Many of us will never forget you nor the wonderful memories you have given baseball fans around the world. You were a true Hall of Famer on & off the field, especially with all your works of charity. May God always bless you and your family. We will never forget you.
Glen Waldow
Glen Waldow
Carter Family,


Blessings to you all.  Just three months before your beloved Father went to be with our Lord Jesus, My lovely wife (April) of 17 years went to heaven in a very similar way.  She was 36 when her spirit left this world and like your family, our faith in a Benevolent loving God is what got us all through her very brief (but spirited) fight with an agressive cancer.   I'll never forget your Dad's enthusiasm, leading his Mets to their championship in 1986. Thank you for sharing your faith filled journey. Reading your entries today touched me deeply and I will continue to keep your remarkable family in my prayers.


Blessings,


Glen Waldow


MSgt USMC
Lisa Rao
Lisa Rao
Hi,
Here's my favorite "Gary connection" from last night's no-hitter:
It took the Mets 8020 games to get a no-hitter.

Gary Carter's stats his final year as a Met:
8 Doubles, 0 triples, 2 home runs, 0 stolen bases: 8020!

I truly believe in my heart that Gary was trying to tell his family, "I'm here. I'm watching."