Gary Carter, the Hall-of-Fame catcher who led the New York Mets to the 1986 World Series Championship, died Thursday from brain cancer. He was 57.
You can read the obituary on The Huffington Post here.
He played for four teams, but will be remembered as the Met who was the field general of a young pitching staff that became a championship team. He is also remembered for a rosy outlook and a perpetual smile. His nickname was "The Kid."
What is your best memory of Gary Carter?
What game, or what play, will you remember most?
Did you have a Mets jersey with the number "8" on it?