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Mets and Baseball Hall of Fame Catcher Gary Carter dies from cancer

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Sad news. MLB Hall of Famer and Mets/Expos Star Catcher Gary Carter had died from cancer. He was only 57 years old. reactions?:cry:

 

Not a Mets fan but I always a Gary Carter fan. Like to remember him from the good times. Here a Newsday commerical from circa 1986 in happier times.

 

 

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I never saw him play, but his World Series single in Game 6 is the best image I have of him. May he rest in peace.

 

R.I.P. Gary Carter.

 

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Growing up as a Yankee fan I did like Gary Carter during the 80's. He was a true class act...R.I.P. To the Kid(1954-2012)

 

 

If i had to rank the 'kid' among best catchers of all time(at least since World War II) this is my list.

 

1. Yogi Berra

2. Johnny Bench

3. Roy Campanella

4. Gary the 'kid" Carter

5. Carlton Fisk

6. Mike Piazzza(might have hard time getting in due to his rumored never proven use of PED's)

7. Elston Howard(IMO should be in the HOF)

8. Ivan 'Pudge' rodriguez(might have been ranked higher if no suspensions of PED)

9.Ted Simmons

10. Jordge Posda

11. Thurman Munson

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R.I.P. Gary Carter, never saw him play but according to his stats, he's definitely a hall of famer who should have been in on the first ballot.

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While last night Friday 2/24/12 was his 'offical' funeral in Fla., a few nights before at the Bell Center in Montreal the NHL Canadiens had a special pre game cermony to arguably their best expos player ever. So across Quebec and much of Canada, he still ranks as one of the most popular non-hockey players in the nation's history.

 

Here clip. Notice at end how Marty Broduer was near tears as a Montreal native and also a fan of the old Montreal Expos.

 

 

 

And clips of his last MLB at bat in Fall 1992 with Cubs Late HOF announcer Harry Carey behind the mikes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQCMdqo0Wy0&feature=related

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