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Gary Carter, 1954-2012

Tribute: Gary Carter

Career Highlights
  • Hall of Fame inductee, 2003
  • 11-time National League All-Star
  • Two-time All-Star Game MVP (1981, 1984)
  • Won World Series with 1986 Mets
  • Three-time Gold Glove winner at catcher
  • Five-time Silver Slugger Award winner at catcher
  • 1989 Roberto Clemente Award winner
  • Fourth all-time in MLB and first in NL with 2,056 games caught
  • Third all-time in Expos/Nationals history in HR (220), RBI (823)
  • No. 8 retired by Expos in 1993
  • Runner-up in NL Rookie of the Year voting in 1975
  • Inducted into Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001
Career totals (1974-1992)
AVG G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
.262 2296 7971 2092 371 31 324 1225 39
::: Quick Facts :::
Born: April 8, 1954, in Culver City, Calif.
High school: Sunny Hills (Fullerton, Calif.)
MLB debut: Sept. 16, 1974
Final game Sept. 27, 1992
Passed: Feb. 16, 2012

Hall of Fame catcher Carter
dies at age 57 from cancer

Iconic backstop Gary Carter, a leader of the 1986 World Series champion Mets and the only man enshrined in the Hall of Fame as an Expos player, died at 57, less than a year after being diagnosed with brain cancer. An 11-time All-Star and two-time MVP of the Midsummer Classic, "Kid" caught the most games in NL history, while being one of the most feared hitting catchers of his era. More »