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Gary Carter Diagnosed with Brain Tumors

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New York Mets Hall of Fame catcher, Gary Carter, says doctors found “very small tumors” after he had an MRI on Friday in Florida. Carter, 57, said in a statement released by the Mets that he will undergo further test Thursday at the Duke Medical Center. “My wife, Sandy, and our children and family thank you for your thoughts and prayers,” Carter said in the statement. He also asked for privacy as they learn more about his condition. “On behalf of the Mets organization, our thoughts and prayers are with Gary, Sandy and the entire Carter family,” Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon said in a statement. Over his 19-year career Carter batted .262 with 324 homers and 1,225 RBIs. The 11-time All-Star was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame in 2003. He appeared in eight straight All-Star games from 1981-1988. Carter also won three Gold Glove awards over his career. Carter is also a member of the Mets 1986 World Series team. During the season he batted .255 with 24 home runs and 105 RBIs. He played for the Montreal Expos, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants from 1974-1992. He played his final game with the Expos. Carter is currently the manager of the Palm Beach Atlantic College baseball team.
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New York Mets Hall of Fame catcher, Gary Carter, says doctors found “very small tumors” after he had an MRI on Friday in Florida. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey, File)

New York Mets Hall of Fame catcher and former Long Island Ducks manger, Gary Carter, says doctors found “very small tumors” on his brain after he had an MRI on Friday in Florida.

Carter, 57, said in a statement released by the Mets that he will undergo further test Thursday at the Duke Medical Center.

“My wife, Sandy, and our children and family thank you for your thoughts and prayers,” Carter said in the statement.

He also asked for privacy as they learn more about his condition.

“On behalf of the Mets organization, our thoughts and prayers are with Gary, Sandy and the entire Carter family,” Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon said in a statement.

Over his 19-year career Carter batted .262 with 324 homers and 1,225 RBIs. The 11-time All-Star was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame in 2003. He appeared in eight straight All-Star games from 1981-1988.

Carter also won three Gold Glove awards over his career.

Carter is also a member of the Mets 1986 World Series team. During the season he batted .255 with 24 home runs and 105 RBIs.

He played for the Montreal Expos, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants from 1974-1992.  Carter played his final game with the Expos.

After the 2009 season Carter left the Long Island Ducks to be closer to home, and is currently the manager of the Palm Beach Atlantic College baseball team.

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