Found February 16, 2012 on Metstradamus:
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In Loving Memory of Gary “The Kid” Carter

I’m at a loss for words. Rest in peace Kid.

'Kid' lived a life of grace and giving

It was nine months ago when doctors first discovered the tumors in Gary Carter's brain, and they knew instantly it would be a horrific fight. Instead of rotating medicines, holding back one or two in case the others failed, the specialists chose to throw everything into Carter's system at once. "It was that bad," a family friend said of the diagnosis. "From...

1986 Mets Remember "The Kid"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of Newsday. It shows some of Carter's former teammates reminiscing about the one they called "Kid." What is so nice about the outpouring of love Carter's former teammates have shared is that Carter was often mocked for his "mugging" for the camera, and although some players got on Carter for his exuberance...

Au Revoir, Kid

It seems odd now that when I was a kid, I didn’t actually like “The Kid.” But Gary Carter was a Met. That meant he was pretty much always beating the Cubs, and then smiling about it the whole damn time. More than anything on the field, it was that smile that stuck out at the time. From the opposing perspective, it seemed like a perpetual taunt. With the perspective of time...


About an hour ago, the baseball world and the Mets family was saddened to learn that at the age of 57, one of our heros, Gary “The Kid” Carter, had lost his battle with brain cancer. When you read the back of his baseball card, or nowadays, his page, you can see all the impressive stats. In 19 seasons he was an 11 time all-star (2 time All-Star game MVP)...

Gary “The Kid” Carter Passes After Long Battle With Cancer

A sad day in both Major League Baseball and New York Mets history has dawned, as Mets great and 1986 World Champion Gary Carter has finally succumbed  in his ongoing battle with cancer. The news was released by his daughter on her blog, that her father had passed at 4:10 PM today, February 16th, 2012. The whole team at MetsMerizedOnline, as well as the New York Mets family sends...

Gary May Be Gone, But 'The Kid' Will Live Forever

I don't come to you today as an expert on the life and career of Gary Carter. Born in 1983, I don't have memories of the 86' World Series team, but I can say with confidence that I remember seeing him play in his latter days as a Met. Whether it was watching him play myself as a young child or the fact that he was my mother's favorite player, I can tell you with...

RIP Kid…

I’ll never forget where I was on that October night; with the Mets trailing by two, down to their last out and ‘The Kid’ Gary Carter stepping to the plate.  I was only eight then. But the memory is engraved in my mind. It all started with a Carter single.  A line drive single into left field that ignited the greatest rally of my lifetime; and possible baseball history. ...

Mets great Carter dead at age of 57

Gary Carter — The Kid — a key component of the Mets’ 1986 world championship team known for his exuberance for life and baseball, died yesterday after a battle with brain cancer. He was 57. Carter’s daughter, Kimmy Bloemers, made the announcement on a blog she had been keeping that provided...

Daily Friar 2.17.12

As the Padres family has been delighted with the reassuring news that Tony Gwynn has had a succesful surgery on his cancerous tumors, the MLB family has been mourning the loss of another member. Hall of Famer Gary Carter lost his battle with cancer yesterday. "The Kid," as he was known, suffered from multiple brain tumors that ultimately took his life at the young age...

Carter dies at 57 after battle with brain cancer 

The game is over for The Kid. Mets Hall-of-Fame catcher Gary Carter lost his battle with brain cancer, dying Thursday at a hospital near his home in West Palm Beach where he had been receiving hospice care for the last week.
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