Gary Carter, the Hall of Fame catcher who helped the New York Mets win the 1986 World Series, died Thursday at age 57. The Carter family used this quote to address the public today.
“I am deeply saddened to tell you all that my precious dad went to be with Jesus today at 4:10 pm.,” his daughter Kimmy Bloemers wrote on the family’s website. “This is the most difficult thing I have ever had to write in my entire life but I wanted you all to know. He is in heaven and has reunited with his mom and dad. I believe with all my heart that dad had a STANDING OVATION as he walked through the gates of heaven to be with Jesus.”
Doctors found four brain tumors last May. After months of chemotherapy and other treatments, doctors believed everything was under control. Sadly, back in January, more tumors were found and this time, could not be treated.
Carter, was an 11-time All Star. He finished his 19-year career with a .262 average, 324 home runs and 1,225 RBIs. In addition, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003 after retiring in 1992.