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.
It was altogether fitting that Gary Carter was fitted for a mask, as he never sought the camera or the credit, all of his deeds far more muted while he doubled as catcher, captain, and pitching psychologist for an eclectic pitching staff.
The back of Gary Carter’s baseball card speaks for itself. But what I will remember about him the most is Gary Carter–the man and the way he lived his life. He was a great teammate and one of the leaders on that championship team
Even as he battles an aggressive form of brain cancer, Hall of Famer Gary Carter wouldn’t miss opening day for the college baseball team he coaches.
According to former Mets teammate Bobby Ojeda, Carter’s battle with cancer has become more and more of a struggle.
At 57, Carter is far too young to be forever benched. Even as adults, we still need heroes.
After the spot with Al Leiter went so well on Wednesday, Al Dukes booked Dwight ‘Doc’ Gooden to join the program.
The Hall of Fame catcher, diagnosed last May with a malignant brain tumor, received results of his latest MRI exam Thursday, according to the online journal of his daughter, Kimmy Bloomers.
With Christmas right around the corner, here’s a list of gift ideas Rich Coutinho sent to Santa for the Mets and their fans.
On this date, October 27, 1986, the Mets were tops. They owned the city like no team ever had in the history of New York sports.
Gary Carter, the former Mets fan favorite and Hall of Famer, has been battling inoperable brain cancer with chemotherapy and radiation since his diagnosis in May. Now, according to his daughter, Carter’s tumors are “80 percent better.”
Bert Blyleven had a heartfelt message on Sunday for ex-1986 Mets star Gary Carter, who’s currently battling brain cancer. “I know Gary is watching. Gary, keep battling the way that you always have and you’ll fight this thing,” said Blyleven.
Gary Carter needs our thoughts and prayers now more than ever — and not because he’s a baseball player or a former Mets star or a Hall of Famer. He needs our support because a man of his character has so much left to give and so many more people to inspire.
Because Mets ownership has, for whatever reason, opted to put off retiring the numbers of Dwight Gooden, Keith Hernandez and Darryl Strawberry, it has made the issue of whether to retire Gary Carter’s No. 8 more of a debate than it should be.
The news that Gary Carter is battling Glioblastoma, a form of cancer that affects the brain and central nervous system, is crushing. It immediately makes you wonder why such horrible things happen to such good people?
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