Death of Gary Carter

April 8, 1954 - February 16, 2012
West Palm Beach, Florida | Age 57

Hall of Fame catcher dies at 57
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BEN WALKER, The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — In a rough-and-tumble clubhouse filled with dark secrets and constant conflict, there was always one sunny stall.

Those New York Mets could count on Gary Carter to deliver — a smile, a spark and ultimately a championship.

The effervescent Hall of Fame catcher whose single for the Mets in the 1986 World Series touched off one of the most improbable rallies in baseball, died Thursday. The Kid was 57.

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