T he city of Montreal has announced that it plans to name a street and park after the late baseball player Gary Carter.

Carter hit 220 of his 324 home runs as an Montreal Expo and became the club’s first player to enter the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. on July 27th, 2003.

According to an article on the CBC website, the city got close to 2,000 proposals after a request for ideas was announced last February, shortly after Carter’s death.

The street which will be named after Carter will be “one that borders Jarry Park, where the Expos played most of their first decade and where Carter got his big-league debut,” notes the article.

Currently, the site hosts the Canadian Open tennis tournament, and Faillon Street will have a stretch renamed for Carter. There will also be a baseball field in the north-end Ahuntsic district named after Carter. There is already another park in a Montreal Suburb which bears Carter’s name.

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