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FILE - In t his Oct. 9, 1981, file photo, Montreal Expos catcher Gary Carter winks at the cheering crowd and gives them the clenched fist salute as he leaves the field after the Expos defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 to take a 2-0 lead in the National League East Division playoffs Montreal. Carter's third inning two-run homer proved to be the game winner. Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson said Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, that Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter has died. He was 57. (AP Photo/Bill Grimshaw, File)

FILE - In t his Oct. 9, 1981, file photo, Montreal Expos catcher Gary Carter winks at the cheering crowd and gives them the clenched fist salute as he leaves the field after the Expos defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 to take a 2-0 lead in the National League East Division playoffs Montreal. Carter's third inning two-run homer proved to be the game winner. Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson said Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, that Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter has died. He was 57. (AP Photo/Bill Grimshaw, File)

Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter dies at 57

Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, whose single for the New York Mets in the 1986 World Series touched off one of the most improbable rallies in baseball, died Thursday. He was 57.