Skip to comments.Baseball Hall of Famer Gary Carter Dies.
Posted on 02/16/2012 5:10:38 PM PST by mkleesma
His nickname served Gary Carter well right up to his final days. The Kid. Once and always, The Kid. As his long-time friend Dave Van Horne says, even when it became clear that Mr. Carters battle with a particularly aggressive form of brain cancer was being lost, if a baseball person ran into him, it was the same. It was always, Hey, how ya doing, Kid?
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Johnny Bench’s successor as baseball’s best catcher. Sorry to hear this - way too young to die.
RIP to a good player who always gave his best. Way too young.
I will always treasure 1986. Rest in Peace Gary.
Prayers to your family.
Gary was a former classmate of mine at Sunny Hills high in Fullerton California (2 years behind me). I’m very saddened by the passing of a great guy!
RIP Gary. As a lifelong Mets fan you gave me a great deal of joy.
Here’s a piece I read a few weeks ago that says it better than I can.
That is a very well written and concise piece. Thanks for posting.
Geez, that just sucks! Last I saw the guy he was a picture of health. At least that’s how I can remember him now.
My sympathy to the family, friends, and associates.
Really sad to hear about this.
Absolutely. 1986. I remember those games so well. Bless his family. What a loss. So sad.
Carter and Bobby Ojeda were my two favorites in that 1986 series. Such a loss.
The KID was a member of the Montreal Expos before joining the NY Mets. We love ya Kid —RIP.
In 1986 I was in my future in-law’s living room watching game six with a whole bunch of fellow Met fans. When there were two out I crouched next to the TV so I could turn it off and not have to watch the Red Sox celebrate.
Then Gary got a hit and I took a step back. Then Kevin Mitchell and I took another step away. Then Ray Knight and I sat down. Then Mookie and history.
That was one of the great moments of unrestrained joy I’ve ever had and without Gary Carter it never happens.
Don’t remember...did Knight score all the way from first on Buckner’s error?
Pic saved...thanks, FRiend.
No, Mitchell scored on the wild pitch and Knight moved to second.
That’s one of the funny things about that game, Buckner needs a security detail in Boston, but the game was already tied on Stanley’s wild pitch and he put the winning run in scoring position.
Plus, Mookie’s 57-hopper was the culmination of a 10 pitch at bat.
Come on! Day 47 of the Freepathon and only 44 days until the start of the next. What will you do and where will you go if it goes?
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Sad news. I enjoyed watching him play. Peace to GC and his family.
Well -- almost everything. There was this one guy who just stood out as a class act, an all-time baseball great, and a bundle of energy who stood for everything a sports fan would want to see in his team: enthusiasm and a hard-nosed, never-say-die competitive spirit.
Where have you gone, Gary Carter? A nation turns its lonely eyes to you.
I always hated Gary Carter no matter where he was playing—until he came to the Giants for a year, and I grew to like him a lot. Changed my whole opinion of him.
although I am Yankees fan, the 1986 mets are LEGEND!