Since Palm Beach Atlantic sent this to me and it is about baseball along with being South Florida related, it deserves a post.
Hall of Famer Gary Carter will take over the reins as the head of the Sailfish.
Palm Beach Gardens resident and baseball Hall-of-Fame catcher Gary Carter today was named head baseball coach for the NCAA Division II Palm Beach Atlantic University Sailfish.
Carter played for the Montreal Expos from 1974 – 1984 and the New York Mets from 1985 – 1989, where he was a member of the 1986 Mets team that won the World Series. Carter spent a season each with the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers before finishing out his 19-year playing career with a final season in Montreal. He was named to the All-Star Team 11 times, twice selected as Most Valuable Player. A winner of three Golden Glove Awards and five Silver Slugger Awards, he is a member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and the New York Mets Hall of Fame.
In 2003, Carter began a second successful career in baseball as a manager. He was named Gulf Coast League and Florida State League Manager of the Year in 2005 and 2006 respectively, and won the Florida State League championship in 2006 with the St. Lucie Mets. Carter led the Orange County (Calif.) Flyers to a championship in the Golden Baseball League and was honored as that league’s Manager of the Year. He managed the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League for the 2009 season.
Carter was inducted into the baseball HOF in 2003, which only reminds me that the Expos have a player in the hall, yet we still don't. But enough about that, in time we will.
Carter should be a good addition to PBAU. When Tony Gwynn took over the coaching job at SDSU players starting coming out of the woodwork wanting to play for him. It could happen for Carter too.
Of course we wish the Mr. Carter and the baseball program at the university, all the best.
Here is the video of the announcement. PBAU announces Gary Carter as Head Baseball Coach.