Friday, 17 February 2012

RIP Gary Carter

Gary Carter, MLB Hall of Fame member and former Expo, Met, Giant and Dodger, has passed away at the young age of 57. Carter succumbed to a brain tumour on February 16th. He was the first player to wear a Montreal Expos hat for his plaque at Cooperstown, the site of the Hall of Fame. Nicknamed "the Kid", Carter played with a youthful exuberance and loved the game as much as any.
Carter played 12 seasons with the Expos, and 19 in total. He won a World Series with the New York Mets, (with the help of Bill Buckner), in 1986, was an 11 time all-star, and a 3 time gold glove winner at catcher. With 3254 homers and 1225 RBI's, those are the 5th and 7th best stats by a catcher all time. Teammates and coaches always referred to him as one of the happiest players on the field. Gary Carter will be greatly missed, and will surely have memorials around the MLB when the season starts back up.

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