Gary Carter Has Passed Away

Former Mets catcher Gary Carter died today at age 57.  Not only was he a Hall-of-Fame Catcher, he was a Hall-of-Fame human being.

“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.”

R.I.P., Kid.

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  1. gary s. February 16, 2012 at 7:32 pm
    One of my all time faves.I lost my sister at 62.Fifty Seven is way too young to die.My condolences to the Carter family.
  2. wohjr February 16, 2012 at 7:38 pm
    Terrible news on the cusp of a gloomy season
  3. Josh Z February 16, 2012 at 9:52 pm
    he will be missed, i bet we will see something on the jerseys in remembrance of him
  4. Izzy February 16, 2012 at 11:16 pm
    Thanks for the good memories Kid! RIP