Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Brooklyn Cyclones Remember Gary Carter

In a very moving tribute, on June 29th, there will be a tribute to Gary Carter with a pre-game ceremony before the Brooklyn Cyclones play against the Aberdeen IronBirds.  This past year, Hall of Fame catcher and Mets icon, Gary Carter, died after a long battle with brain cancer.

While he entered the Hall of Fame as part of the Montreal Expos, those in New York who love the Mets will always remember him fondly. As such, the Brooklyn Cyclones will have the ceremony before their 7 pm game against the IronBirds and they’ll be wearing special orange and blue jersey with “Kid 8” memorial patches on the right sleeve. This is the same patch that the New York Mets wore throughout the season.
What’s even more – the special jerseys will then be auctioned off throughout the game and some of the proceeds will benefit the Gary Carter Foundation, which works to better the physical, mental and spiritual lives of children who are in need.

Come out that night to support a great team, and to support an amazing cause.

 For those who don’t know the history behind the Brooklyn Cyclones, the NYC website explains, “The Brooklyn Cyclones are a minor-league baseball team based out of Brooklyn's MCU Park at the Coney Island boardwalk. Originally founded in Toronto, where they were known as the St. Catharines, the Brooklyn Cyclones (along with their principal rivals, the Staten Island Yankees) were brought to New York in 1999 by then-mayor Rudy Giuliani.”

Here is a look at the shirts that will be raffled off during the evening: