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Gazette: Street in front of former Jarry Park renamed for Expos star Gary Carter

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MONTREAL – A stretch of road in front of the stadium where he began his Hall of Fame career has been renamed in honour of former Montreal Expos catcher Gary Carter.

Signs indicating Rue Gary-Carter were already in place on Tuesday as municipal officials announced the renaming of Faillon Street West after the most popular player in the history of the defunct National League baseball club.

“It was here at Jarry Park that the player affectionately known as Kid began his major league career,” said Laurent Blanchard, chairman of the city’s executive committee, told a small gathering of officials and fans, some wearing caps and shorts with the Expos’ red, white and blue logo.

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