Gary Carter dead at 57......one of the best catchers of our generation

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    Gary Carter dies brain cancer Hall of Fame

    . "'The Kid' was an 11-time All-Star and a durable, consistent slugger for the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets, and he ranks among the most beloved players in the history of both of those franchises," Commissioner Bud Selg said in a statement. "Like all baseball fans, I will always remember his leadership for the '86 Mets and his pivotal role in one of the greatest World Series ever played."
    Many stars come to New York and shrink on the big stage. Carter seized the platform from his very first game.
     
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    My heart goes out to his family, I know firsthand how horrible this particular cancer is after losing my mom to it in 2009. Fuck cancer.
     
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    Although the 86 Mets bring gut wrenching pain into my day, hats off to the man.
     
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    For real.

    Even though he helped keep game 6 alive for the Mets you hate to see someone die too early due to this.
     
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    I remember that at bat. First two Mets made out and Carter came up just thinking.....I'm not going to make the last out of the series

    He kept fighting off pitches and finally stroked out a single. You could see Schiraldi start to choke after that
     
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    Definitely one of the greats of his generation. He was lucky to play when the man-perm was envogue ;)
     
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    One of my cousins has twin daughters. I forgot who he was playing with at the time but they were in Arizona for spring training and he came to their school to talk to the baseball team. I guess it was high school. He hit some pop flies to the outfielders, and posed for some pictures--you know that sort of glad handing that pros do from time to time.

    Anyway, my cousin's kids had an instructor who was a car guy. He drove this old T-bird. Apparently Carter was a car guy too and took him and the girls for a spin.
     
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    I'm glad I was only six at the time and not fully aware of the magnitude of the situation that was unfolding on the TV screen.
     
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    RIP Gary.

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    Yes, be grateful. This is how I feel regarding the 78 pennant race - but that is for another thread.

    I didn't know he was an amateur draft.
     

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