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Hall of Famer Gary Carter, 57, dies

Posted on: February 16, 2012 5:06 pm
Edited on: February 16, 2012 6:38 pm
 


By C. Trent Rosecrans


Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter died on Thursday, his daughter wrote on Thursday. Carter was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, last May.

On a website to update Carter's health, his daughter, Kimmy Carter Bloemers, wrote:
It has been exactly 4 weeks since the last journal and that decision was made as a family. I am deeply saddened to tell you all that my precious dad went to be with Jesus today at 4:10 pm. This is the most difficult thing I have ever had to write in my entire life but I wanted you all to know.

He is in heaven and has reunited with his mom and dad. I believe with all my heart that dad had a STANDING OVATION as he walked through the gates of heaven to be with Jesus.

Thank you all for loving my dad and my entire family. I will still share with you all the last four weeks with my dad because they were incredibly special.

I am thankful that many years ago, my dad accepted Jesus Christ to be his personal Savior because I know He is now in NO pain and is the most beautiful angel. He is now in God's Hall of Fame.

We praise you, Jesus and thank you for giving my dad to us for 57 years.
Carter, 57, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003. An 11-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner, Carter played parts of 19 seasons with the Expos, Mets, Giants and Dodgers. He was the first player to be enshrined in Cooperstown wearing an Expos cap on his plaque.

A career .262/.335/.439 hitter, Carter hit 324 homers in his career and led the National League with 106 RBI in 1984, his last in Montreal. In his second year with the Mets, he helped lead the team to its second World Series title. Carter finished third in National League MVP voting in 1986 and his two-out 10th-inning single in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series helped start the Mets' come-from-behind victory.

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Comments

Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2012 6:42 pm
 

Hall of Famer Gary Carter, 57, dies

Very sad news. It saddens me when a person this young passes away. My condolences to the family and friends, and fans.



Since: Mar 18, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2012 6:42 pm
 

Hall of Famer Gary Carter, 57, dies

From the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts....diehard Sox fan, but absolutely loved Gary Carter...affable, fun-loving, and an absolutely awesome baseball player. He was a hero to so many of us through our early baseball years in the seventies and eighties. Love to his family, his baseball buddies & fans. It's funny, just found an old baseball card of his in my attic last weekend when he was with the Expos. Life is precious.  



Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2012 6:26 pm
 

Hall of Famer Gary Carter, 57, dies

I remember Gary Carter in the mid 80's on the Mets, with his open batting stance,.. clutch hitting.. and leadership.
Gary Carter = Class guy, good father, HOF'er
RIP Gary Carter. 



Since: Feb 16, 2012
Posted on: February 16, 2012 6:05 pm
 

Hall of Famer Gary Carter, 57, dies

i still remember in 1984 how happy i was when i found out the mets got gary carter, i knew they
would win a world series with him.  and  how great was it when he got the hit in game 6.  not only a great player
but a really classy guy.  my prayers are with his family. just a real sad day.



Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: February 16, 2012 5:58 pm
 

Hall of Famer Gary Carter, 57, dies. GOD BLESS U

This is such sad news.
Gary Carter was and always will be my favorite MET. 

Gary Carter was a great ballplayer, a great MET and most importantly, a great person.
I was fortunate enough to get to know Gary Carter from when he announced Florida Marlins games for the Sunshine Network.
Working in the baseball press box while attending college in Miami, is when I got to know Gary.
He autographed a photo that I had in my possession since I was in the 6th grade. Gary was so thrilled with the story of my unsigned publicity photo.
He went out of his way to add in an autographed photo, in color and an autographed copy of his book, GAMER.
It was such a nice gesture that I gave him an old Sports Illustrated copy in which he was on the cover, as an all-star for the Expos.
I said that he should give it to his children and that I thought they would appreciate it.

The last time I saw Gary was when he was passing through a crowded line at the, then Joe Robbie Stadium, press box entrance. It was a couple years since I saw or spoke to Gary; however, he remembered me and yelled out my name over the crowd to say hello.
He also once mentioned that if there was anything that he could ever do for me, to just ask him. He was a down to earth grateful guy.

I look forward too reading 'GAMER' again. 
And Gary, there is something that you can do for all of us, and that is too rest in peace while you look on us from above.

God Bless,
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Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2012 5:58 pm
 

Hall of Famer Gary Carter, 57, dies

Got to love that jesus guy. He brings home great guys like Gary at age 57 and will let guys like Roger Clemmens and Barry Bond's live to be 90. I am so gald to hear that his daughter is so grateful that she had her dad die at 57 years old. jesus only let her day suffer with this for 9 months. what a guy. I lost my dad when he was 56. Ya know what? I was not too happy with jesus or god or Tim Tebow (they are the same guy, right?) 



Since: Oct 5, 2011
Posted on: February 16, 2012 5:34 pm
 

Hall of Famer Gary Carter, 57, dies

Gary was the reason why I originally became an Expo fan. This is who kids should look up to when picking their baseball idols. R.I.P. Gary.



Since: Jul 15, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2012 5:31 pm
 

Gary Carter, 57, dies

Only player that I ever rooted for after he left the Mets. Nice thing was I got to tell him that in person when he came back to town with the Giants. Nicest guy to ever sign autographs also.



Since: May 24, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2012 5:29 pm
 

Hall of Famer Gary Carter, 57, dies

Thoughts and prayers to Gary's family and friends in this difficult time. Have peace in knowing your dad was loved and admired by so many. You were very lucky to have such a special man in all your lives.



Since: Apr 27, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2012 5:28 pm
 

Hall of Famer Gary Carter, 57, dies

Probably my favorite catcher of all time as well as the best Expo. RIP


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