Gary Carter died on February 16, 2012. One of the greatest baseball players of the 1980s and one of the best people too, a Hall of Fame catcher, husband and father, he leaves behind a legacy as more than just a ball player. Carter played 18 years from 1974 to 1992. He won a World Series with the 1986 New York Mets. He was an 11-time All-Star, three-time Gold Glove Award winner, five-time Silver Slugger Award winner, two-time All-Star Game MVP, the winner of the 1989 Roberto Clemente Award and had his No. 8 retired by the Montreal Expos.
Carter was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003. In May 2011, Carter was diagnosed with brain cancer. After a 10-month battle with the inoperable tumors and aggressive therapy to cure him of his cancer, Carter lost his life. He was 57 years old.
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