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Forever The Kid: Gary Carter Loses His Battle With Cancer

A True Competitor, NY Remembers Him and ’86

(New York, NY) – The sad news finally came.  Gary Carter lost his cancer fight and passed away today at the young age of 57.  A former champion and 2003 Hall of Fame inductee, he will always be remembered for his love of life and his love of the game.

Overall, Carter hit .262 with 324 home runs and 1,225 RBIs with the Expos, Mets, San Francisco and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He set the major league record for putouts by a catcher, a testament to his durability despite nine knee operations

Carter stayed in baseball after his playing days ended. He became a broadcaster for the Florida Marlins, coached and managed for the Mets in the minors, managed two independent minor league teams and coached in college.

A great player, a great family man.  May he rest in peace.

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