Thursday, February 16, 2012

Gary Carter dies at 57

The former catcher and Hall of Famer Gary Carter died Thursday at age 57, confirmed his daughter.

"I am sorry to inform you that my precious father went to live with Jesus; us today at 4:10 pm.," He wrote Kimmy Bloemers on the porch of the family on the Internet. "This is the hardest thing I've ever had to write but I wanted to be the one to report. He is now in heaven and met with her ​​father and maa. I believe with all my heart that Dad received a standing ovation when he entered the gates of heaven to be with Jesus. "

Carter was diagnosed with four tumors in the brain in May. In recent months, the family hoped to chemotherapy and other treatments, tumors were controlled.

But in January,
the family revealed that doctors had found new tumors in the brain of Carter.

Carter made ​​a public appearance earlier this month, going to the Opening Day varsity baseball coach was.

Last spring, after experiencing headaches and forgetfulness, Carter underwent an MRI where they were found four small tumors.

Carter, a 11-time All-Star, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003 after retiring from baseball in 1992. He finished his 19 seasons with .262 average, 324 homers and RBIs 1.225.

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