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Date of Birth 8 April 1954Culver City, California, USA
Date of Death 16 February 2012Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA  (brain tumor)
Birth NameGary Edmund Carter
Nickname Kid
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Gary Carter was born on April 8, 1954 in Culver City, California, USA as Gary Edmund Carter. He was an actor and editor, known for 100 Years of the World Series (2003), 2008 MLB All-Star Game (2008) and 2003 MLB All-Star Game (2003). He was married to Sandra Lahm. He died on February 16, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA.

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Sandra Lahm (8 February 1975 - 16 February 2012) (his death) (3 children)

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Carter was a three-time Gold Glove winner and eleven-time All-Star.
Catcher for the Montreal Expos (1974-1984, 1992), New York Mets (1985- 1989), San Francisco Giants (1990) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1991).
Elected to the Baseball Hall Of Fame by the BBWAA in 2003.
He was the All-Star Game Most Valuable Player in 1981 and 1984.
Holds major-league records for most career putouts (11,785) and total chances accepted (12,988) by a catcher. Holds the NL record of 2,056 games behind the plate.
Elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, 2001.
Acquired by the New York Mets from the Montreal Expos for infielder Hubie Brooks, outfielder Herm Winningham, catcher Mike Fitzgerald and pitcher Floyd Youmans before the 1985 season.
Was released by the Mets in October of 1989. Later played with the Dodgers and Giants, and ended his career once again with the Expos.
Member of 1986 Workd Series Champion New York Mets team. Member of 1988 National League Eastern Division Champion New York Mets team.
Made major league debut on 16 September 1974.
Named to Baseball Digest magazine's 1975 Rookie All-Star Team.
Manager of the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League. [November 2008]

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