Say a prayer for Gary Carter …
Major League Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter has been diagnosed with brain tumors. Carter played 18 MLB seasons with multiple teams, but is most known for his time he played with the N.Y. Mets including the 1986 World Series. Carter spent most of his career north of the border playing with the old Montreal Expos. Carter was an An 11-time All-Star who was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2003.
An MRI of Gary Carter, the longtime Mets catcher and Hall of Famer, discovered tumors on his brain during a doctor’s visit today. Carter plans to be examined further on Thursday at Duke Medical Center in Durham, N.C., he said in a statement.
The MRI found “four very small tumors,” the statement explained. Both the Mets and former teammate Mookie Wilson issued statements expressing their condolences to Carter and his wife, Sandy.
The statement from Gary Carter did not mention whether the tumors were benign or malignant. Sadly from the lack of information and the release that he did have brain tumors, one can probably surmise.
“My wife, Sandy, and our children and family thank you for your thoughts and prayers,” Carter said in a release issued Saturday by the New York Mets and baseball’s Hall of Fame. “We ask that you please respect our privacy as we learn more about my medical condition.”
The 57 year old Gary Carter had been complaining of headaches prior to having an MRI on Friday where he learned that he had multiple brain tumors. Carter was always known when he played for his positive attitude, hustle and smile. I can only hope and pray that he continues that same positive attitude for what ever faces him in the future.
Even though he helped beat my beloved Red Sox in 1986, I have always been a Gary Carter fan since the 1970′s when he played with the Expos. He played the game one way and that was full speed ahead. Having had personal experience with family members who have been diagnosed with brain tumors I can only wish Gary, his family and friends the best and remain positive.
Say a prayer for Gary Carter, he was one of the good guys of baseball.