Gary Carter

Mets’ Opening Day not sold out two days before game
Mets’ Opening Day not sold out two days before game
News Billy Rennison 4/03/2012 at 9:23AM

Two days before the season’s first pitch, scores of tickets remain available for Opening Day at Citi Field. Ticket sales have declined each year since Citi Field opened in 2009, but Opening Day was usually a no doubt sell out, with each season’s opener drawing more than 41,000 fans. Perennial cellar dwellers, Pittsburgh and Kansas [...]

Mets to pay tribute to Carter on opening Day
Mets to pay tribute to Carter on opening Day
Sports Michael Pantelidis 3/27/2012 at 2:30PM

In a tribute befitting his legacy, thousands of Mets fans will have the privilege to pay their respects to Gary “The Kid” Carter on Opening Day. The New York Mets will honor Carter’s memory before their first game of the season against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, April 5 at Citi Field. A pre-game ceremony [...]

Russ Gompers has the pros in ‘stitches’
Russ Gompers has the pros in ‘stitches’
News Steve Mosco 3/01/2012 at 9:39AM

Russ Gompers is a lifelong Mets fan. He’s seen the highs, the lows and the mediocrity in between. He was there when the team reached baseball’s peak in 1969, then again in 1986. He was also there when the Mets closed Shea Stadium with a collapse in the standings in 2008. But beyond the usual [...]

State Orders Peninsula Hospital To Stop Taking Patients
State Orders Peninsula Hospital To Stop Taking Patients
News Jay Lane 2/24/2012 at 2:29PM

State Orders Peninsula Hospital To Stop Taking Patients Laboratory problems are forcing changes at Peninsula Hospital in Queens. The State Department of Health has ordered the hospital to stop admitting patients and performing surgeries, and plan to transfer its current patients elsewhere. The order comes after Peninsula’s lab permit was suspended for 30 days after [...]

Former Met Gary Carter succumbs to brain cancer
Former Met Gary Carter succumbs to brain cancer
News Steve Mosco 2/16/2012 at 6:21PM

Forever known as “the Kid,” former Mets catcher Gary Carter died at 4:10 p.m. on February 16 after battling brain cancer. He was 57. A key cog on the Mets’ 1986 championship team, the man best known for his leadership and clutch hitting was diagnosed with the disease after doctors discovered inoperable tumors on his [...]