|City of Fullerton|
Public Information Office
303 W. Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone: (714) 738-6317
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||PRESS RELEASE #11714|
|Subject :||Honoring Baseball Hall of Famer Gary Carter|
|Contact :||Fullerton Parks and Recreation (714) 738-2879|
Fullerton City Manager’s Office (714) 738-6317
|Fullerton, Ca – The City of Fullerton is honoring Baseball Hall of Fame Catcher Gary Carter by dedicating Field No. 2 at Fullerton Sports Complex, 560 E. Silver Pine St., in his name. The program will start at 11 a.m. on February 22, 2014. Carter's wife, Sandy, and his brother, Gordon, along with other family members will be present at the event. Representatives from Major League Baseball have also been invited. |
Gary Carter grew up in Fullerton and played little league and Pony baseball in the city. He starred in both a football baseball at Sunny Hills High School before being drafted by the then Montreal Expos in 1972 to pursue a career in professional baseball. He was an 11-time all-star catcher in the MLB. Carter died at the age of 57. He was known for his exemplified sportsmanship and enthusiasm on and off the field, which earned him the nickname "Kid."
In August of 2013, Fullerton City Council unanimously voted to dedicate one of the fields at the Fullerton Sports Complex to him. Mayor Doug Chaffee said, “I could not have imagined a better way to honor a man who was an all-star both on and off the field. The city of Fullerton will always remember Gary Carter.”
Gary Carter was born April 8, 1954 in Culver City, Ca. He was drafted in 1972 by the Montreal Expos and made his professional debut in September of 1974. During his time in the major leagues, Carter played for the Expos, Mets, Dodgers, and Giants. He was named an All-Star 11 times during his 19-year career, and was a member of one World Series championship team. He was inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame in 2003.
For more information on the Carter Field dedication, please call the city of Fullerton Parks and Recreation at (714) 738 2879.