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Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter dies of brain cancer at 57

NEW YORK – Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter has died at the age of 57.

The former Montreal Expos star was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour last May.

The 11-time all-star was the first player to go into the Hall of Fame with an Expos cap on his plaque.

A three-time Gold Glove winner, Carter’s single for the New York Mets in the 1986 World Series touched off one of the most improbable rallies in baseball.

His bottom-of-the-10th single in Game 6 helped the New York Mets mount a charge against the Boston Red Sox and eventually beat them.

Nicknamed “Kid,” Carter played nearly two decades with the Mets, Montreal, San Francisco and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

 

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