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Gary Carter, Baseball Hall of Famer Passes Away at 57

gary carterGary Carter, a Hall of Fame catcher from Fullerton who helped the New York Mets to a dramatic victory over the Boston Red Sox in the 1986 World Series, died Thursday in Florida. He was 57.

Carter was an 11-time All-Star who hit .262 with 324 home runs and 1,225 runs batted in during 18 seasons playing for the Montreal Expos, Mets, San Francisco Giants and Dodgers.

Carter is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sandy, who was his high school sweetheart, and three children, Christy, Kimmy and D.J.