Gary Carter, member of the Baseball Hall of Fame and former member of the Montreal Expos, was diagnosed with inoperable brain tumors in May of 2011. On Thursday, he passed away from his condition, as confirmed by Major League Baseball on twitter.
We mourn the passing of Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, who passed away today at the age of 57.
— MLB (@MLB) February 16, 2012
As one of the best player to ever play for the Washington Nationals' former namesake, the Expos, Carter was inducted into the Nationals' ring of honor in 2010. During his lengthy 19-year Major League career, Carter had 2,092 hits and 324 home runs. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2003 and was the first player elected to the Hall of Fame as a member of the Expos.
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