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Gary Carter diagnosed with brain tumors

Posted on: May 21, 2011 4:00 pm
Edited on: May 21, 2011 6:57 pm
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By Evan Brunell

CarterGary Carter was diagnosed with four brain tumors earlier on Saturday, as he revealed in a statement through the New York Mets.

"Earlier today, I learned that four very small tumors have been found on my brain, following an MRI on Friday at a West Palm Beach facility," Carter wrote. "I am scheduled to be examined further Thursday at Duke Medical Center, and we will learn more at that time about my diagnosis."

Carter will likely need to undergo surgery for the condition. The New York Daily News reported that Carter had been complaining of forgetfulness and headaches in recent days, which prompted a visit to doctors.

The longtime Met went into the Hall of Fame wearing a Montreal Expos hat, but is widely recalled for his time in New York, where he spent five of his 19 seasons, including a World Series title in 1986, his first year behind the dish for the Mets. He also added 12 years with the Expos and one apiece with the Giants and Dodgers. All told, the backstop hit .262/.335/.439 with 2,092 hits and 324 home runs.

"My wife, Sandy, and our children and family thank you for your thoughts and prayers," Carter added. "We ask that you please respect our privacy as we learn more about my medical condition."

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Comments

Since: Jun 12, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2012 7:23 pm
 

Gary Carter diagnosed with brain tumors

well said



Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 10:18 am
 

Gary Carter diagnosed with brain tumors

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 7:08 am
 

Gary Carter diagnosed with brain tumors

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Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: May 21, 2011 7:36 pm
 

Gary Carter diagnosed with brain tumors

Who the fu*k cares if he went in the Hall as an Expo or a Met? Is that the important part of the story idiot? The guy has a brain tumor. Prayers to Carter and his family.



Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: May 21, 2011 7:33 pm
 

Gary Carter diagnosed with brain tumors

Terrible news. Give em he11 Gary!!!!!



Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: May 21, 2011 7:20 pm
 

Gary Carter diagnosed with brain tumors

Besides the 1985 blunder, now corrected, I love how the headline reads "Met great" when he spend more than twice the NY time in Montreal AND went into the hall of fame as an Expo.  Hmmm, someone it trying to get their click rates up by referencing New York.  Proven tactic if even if less relevant.



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: May 21, 2011 7:19 pm
 

Gary Carter diagnosed with brain tumors

It says 1986 but it also says his first year behind the plate with the Mets, which was '85.  Lets get our facts straight before we write anything.

Either way good luck Kid and I wish you the best.



Since: May 13, 2011
Posted on: May 21, 2011 7:12 pm
 

Gary Carter diagnosed with brain tumors

I read the article and it said a world series in 1986. where is this 1985 quote that I keep reading about in some comments?



Since: Jun 28, 2008
Posted on: May 21, 2011 7:00 pm
 

Gary Carter diagnosed with brain tumors

Get Well Kid!!

Carter was the reason I wanted to play catcher as a kid and he'll always be an Expo to me!!




Since: Apr 27, 2011
Posted on: May 21, 2011 6:55 pm
 

Gary Carter diagnosed with brain tumors

World Series in 85? Two teams won that year? #royals


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