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Baseball Hall Of Fame Legend Passes Away

The Major League Baseball community lost a legend on February 16, 2012, as Gary Carter passed away from brain cancer. In May of 2011, doctors had instructed Carter that they discovered small tumors on his brain. Unfortunately, he suffered through the grueling chemotherapy treatments to try-and postpone the inevitable. Family members were hoping that the chemotherapy treatments would help keep the small tumors in his brain in check, but it was not the case.

When Carter went for a doctor check-up in January, the test results revealed that several new tumors had grown on his brain. Therefore, family members distinguished it was only a matter of time and they did everything in their power to make that time as peaceful as possible. Carter was a Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. resident and was a well-known contributor in the community. You were a better person if you were lucky enough to have-the-chance to experience a meeting with Gary Carter.

A loving and caring family man and a Hall of Fame baseball player, he really shined on the field and fans embraced him with open arms. His passion for the game sustained him through all-of-the painful injuries he-encountered throughout his career. Although, he had many injuries in his career, he also made a big-impact on the game in his 19-year career. His most famous moment was probably in the 86' World Series with the New York Mets, as he had-a-brilliant series behind the plate.

When the Mets were trailing the Boston Redsox 5-3, he delivered a crucial two-out hit that kept the team alive. A few batters later one of the infamous plays in baseball took place, as Bill Buckner let a-weak ground-ball pass through his legs. Carter is one of the best catcher's of all-time and was known for his solid-defense and clutch-hitting. He played for a number of MLB teams including the Mets, Expos, Giants, and Dodgers. However, when he was-inducted into Cooperstown, he was the first Montreal Expos player to-have the honor.

He was-nicknamed the "Kid" in his baseball playing days, as he always displayed a youthful exuberance.

There was not a player in the league that had a bad thing to say about Carter and everyone who knew him knew just how special he was. I was also blessed to have met Gary over a dozen times and I treasure those moments dearly, coming from a true baseball fan myself.

In conclusion, Gary Carter will always be remembered by fans and family members who will hold him close to our hearts. His daughter was strong enough to write a short memorial of her father on the family website that inspired all who have read it. Baseball will never forget the Hall of Fame legend and our world will be much emptier without an amiable spirit like his in it.

Street Talk

I loved Gary Carter, he was a great man and player. I wish there were more players just like him! We will miss you Gary, RIP. Great article

  about 1 decade ago

Thanks Allen, it really is sad about Gary, he really was a great man!

  about 1 decade ago

Great article I really did like it! Its a shame about Gary passing away he really was a great athlete and a great person. Its pretty cool that you got to meet him a bunch of times, what was he like in person?

  about 1 decade ago

Thanks Josh, Gary was really nice and it was really cool how much he cared for others. He did a lot for everyone else and cared little about himself.

  about 1 decade ago

Nice article, the ravages of cancer, and the inability to find a cure, will lead to more stories of the same, when we pay our respects to the deceased.

  about 1 decade ago

Thanks a lot Rob, hopefully someday we do find a cure. We have lost many due to this disease.

  about 1 decade ago

My wife is a multiple sufferer, and I now have her on a pH correcting product. This I found on the web, and I will try anything to ensure she keeps clean of the disease. I wrote an article about it, it is so cheap yet unrecognised, with no side effects, getting unbelievable results, I wish others would try it. She is clear up to now, so it seems to work.

  about 1 decade ago
Lee Max  

A very heartfelt post, I am shure family and fans appreciate this. I know I do! Thankyou!

  about 1 decade ago

Thanks a lot Lee, he will be surely missed in the hearts of many!

  about 1 decade ago
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