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.

FILE: Catcher Gary Carter #8 of the New York Mets with his helmet on during a 1986 season game. According to reports on May 21, 2011, Carter has four small tumors on his brain. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
FILE: Gary Carter Diagnosed With Tumors
FILE: Catcher Gary Carter #8 of the New York Mets with his helmet on during a 1986 season game. According to reports on May 21, 2011, Carter has four small tumors on his brain. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FILE: Gary Carter #8 of the Montreal Expos stands ready at the plate during a game against the Dodgers on July 8, 1992 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. According to reports on May 21, 2011, Carter has four small tumors on his brain. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
FILE: Gary Carter Diagnosed With Tumors
LOS ANGELES - FILE: Gary Carter #8 of the Montreal Expos stands ready at the plate during a game against the Dodgers on July 8, 1992 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. According to reports on May 21, 2011, Carter has four small tumors on his brain. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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