Gary Carter remembered a day after his death



PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter was remembered by former teammates and colleagues for his smile, energy and competitiveness.

Carter died Thursday at age 57 from a malignant brain tumor. The American flag outside of Digital Domain Park, the spring training home of the New York Mets, was lowered to half-staff in his honor Friday along with the Canadian flag outside Montreal’s Olympic Park.

Mets third baseman David Wright said up until about a month ago Carter would call him to talk about baseball.

Carter was an 11-time All-Star during 19 major league seasons, primarily with the Montreal Expos and Mets.

One Canadian politician raised the possibility of renaming the metro stop at Olympic Stadium in Montreal after Carter.