02/16/2012 5:33 PM EST
Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter:
“Driven by a remarkable enthusiasm for the game, Gary Carter became one of the elite catchers of all-time. ‘The Kid’ was an 11-time All-Star and a durable, consistent slugger for the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets, and he ranks among the most beloved players in the history of both of those franchises. Like all baseball fans, I will always remember his leadership for the ’86 Mets and his pivotal role in one of the greatest World Series ever played.
“On behalf of Major League Baseball, I extend my deepest condolences to Gary’s wife Sandy, their
daughters Christy and Kimmy, their son D.J., their grandchildren, his friends and his many fans.”
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