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    Default RIP Gary Carter

    You were a great catcher and even though I always disliked the Mets and Expos, I always admired your playing.
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    RIP "Kid"....you will always be an "86 Met to us fans.............

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    Besides his baseball career (which i really know nothing about but i googled him)

    Carter was an alumnus of Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton, CA.

    Carter was married to his wife, Sandy, from 1975 until his death in 2012. They had three children - Christy, Kimmy and D.J., and three grandchildren. They lived in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

    His daughter Kimmy is the head softball coach at Palm Beach Atlantic[17] and was a softball catcher for Florida State from 1999-2002.[18]

    Carter was an active philanthropist. Through The Gary Carter Foundation, of which Carter was the president, Carter and his staff support 8 Title I schools in Palm Beach County whose students live in poverty. Typically, these schools have 90% or more students eligible for free or reduced lunches. The Foundation seeks to "better the physical, mental and spiritual well being of children." To accomplish this, they advocate "school literacy by encouraging use of the Reading Counts Program, a program that exists in the Palm Beach County School District."

    Since its inception, The Gary Carter Foundation has placed over $622,000 toward charitable purposes, including $366,000 to local elementary schools for their reading programs.

    In May 2011, Carter was diagnosed with four malignant tumors in his brain after complaining of headaches and forgetfulness. Doctors confirmed that he has a grade IV primary brain tumor glioblastoma multiforme, an extremely aggressive cancer. Doctors said that it was inoperable and Carter would undergo other treatment methods to shrink his tumor.[19][20] On January 20, 2012, daughter Kimmy posted on her blog that an MRI had revealed additional tumors on her father's brain. Even as he battled an aggressive form of brain cancer, Carter did not miss Opening Day for the college baseball team he coached.[21]

    Carter died on February 16, 2012 at 4:10 PM EST, having lost his battle with brain cancer. He was 57 years old.[22
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    I knew he was in bad health and always enjoyed watching his work ethic but alwas cheered against his two teams.

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    Being a Braves fan all my life, I hated the Mets, now I kinda cheer for them because a friend of mines son is pitching for them. I didn't dislike the expos, just wasn't a fan. But he was definitely a good player and a good guy!!!
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    Being a true METS fan R.I.P

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    RIP to the Kid.

    I'll never forget asking for an autograph and Gary Carter hanging out with me and my dad when I was about 12. He took pictures and sat around and talked to me for like 15 minutes. By no means did he have to. But he hung out with me and talked baseball in North Jersey. I will never, ever forget that moment.

    I went on to wear the gear (the Tools of Ignorance) through high school and even as a back-up in college.

    From a die-hard Yankees fan, I'm gonna miss him. He was nothing but class. Another life cut way to short....
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