Gary Carter Dies at 57

Hall of Fame baseball catcher passed away after battle with brain cancer.
1:19 | 02/16/12

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Well they called him the kid his infectious smile and competitive fire made him one of the most popular ball players to ever put on a Mets uniform. Or any uniform for that matter tonight Gary Carter has died after a nine month battle with brain cancer. He was just 57 years old sports anchor -- Harris is here now with the story rob. Second -- two hours ago it's gonna take a while. To get over this one we continue to follow this he will be remembered for the hit. That propelled the Mets to a World Series title he will be remembered as one of the best catchers of all time. He'll be remembered for -- valiant battle with brain cancer Gary Carter. Lost their battle today Carter was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor last may he died at 410 this afternoon. Our career big league baseball that lasted nearly two decades he played with the -- the giants and Dodgers. And the -- an eleven time all star inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003 he was one of the past and loved it. That smile that exuberance it was contagious the ultimate teammate Gary Carter was known for his off field contributions. As much as what he did between the lines and he did planning. -- Wilson once -- Gary Carter was one of the happy just guys in the world every day. The Mets set upon hearing the news that his nickname the kid captured the way he approached life. But today Gary Carter's -- at the age of 57 brain cancer takes him away.

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