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Gary Carter, Hall of Fame Catcher for the New York Mets, Dies at 57

2/17/2012 9:03am EST

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Gary Carter, the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame catcher, died Thursday after suffering from brain cancer, ESPN reports. He was 57.

"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, according to ESPN. "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...

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