Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter dies at 57

NEW YORK — Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, whose single for the New York Mets in the 1986 World Series touched off one of the most improbable rallies in baseball, died Thursday. He was 57.

Carter was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor last May, two weeks after finishing his second season as coach at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida.

“I am deeply saddened to tell you all that my precious dad went to be with Jesus today at 4:10 p.m.,” Carter’s daughter Kimmy Bloemers wrote on the family website. “This is the most difficult thing I have ever had to write in my entire life but I wanted you all to know.”

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very sad news.

Mac said...

Why do I not care about this?

I mean, RIP dude, but come on.

Anonymous said...

Definitely sad. This guy was one of my heroes growing up. Tried to copy his stance. Studied his defensive style.

RIP. Class act

I Voted For Obama said...

Too bad.

Anonymous said...

7:23 said it right... a class act... RIP

Anonymous said...

Millionaire ball player so sad i'm sure he was going to help pay my bills had he lived.

Anonymous said...

oh my god!! how can i ever go on?

Anonymous said...

Not only am I a baseball fan, but back in the 80's, I was an Expos fan too. Gary Carter was a great catcher, and always killed the Cubs, whether he was with the Expos or the Mets. He didn't OD on heroin, he didn't get drunk/high and drown in the bathtub, he had cancer and died too young. So, to all the posters who commented "who cares" and "how will I go on", save the wiseass comments for those who deserve it.