Thursday, February 16, 2012

Gary Carter Dies at 57

NY TIMES: Gary Carter, the slugging catcher known as Kid for the sheer joy he took in playing baseball, who entered the Hall of Fame as a Montreal Expo but who most famously helped propel the Mets to their dramatic 1986 World Series championship, died Thursday. He was 57.
The cause was brain cancer, which had been diagnosed last May. Carter had been treated with chemotherapy and radiation, but his daughter Kimmy Bloemers said in mid-January that new tumors had been discovered.
1986 was a magical year for the Mets and for me as a Mets fan. I remember watching Game 6 holding my breath with two outs in the ninth and down two runs, and it was Gary Carter who singled into the outfield to start that improbable comeback.

Such a sad way to go out.

1 comment:

NowhereMan said...

Even sadder that he always went out of his way to sign autographs or take pictures with kids.Since his death so many fans have been calling sports radio shows about how nice and down to earth he was to them or the many charities he supported always with a smile unlike most stuck up professional athletes.He was a hall of famer as a player and he was a hall of famer as a person.R I P Gary