— Days Without Shea —

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by Kingman on February 16 at 5:07PM
Gary Carter, New York Mets
Gone too soon. A Met legend and a class act. Rest in piece, Kid.

Gary Carter died just about an hour ago, at 4:10 PM, February 16th. His daughter posted the following on her blog:

Hello to Team Carter,
It has been exactly 4 weeks since the last journal and that decision was made as a family. I am deeply saddened to tell you all that my precious dad went to be with Jesus today at 4:10 pm. This is the most difficult thing I have ever had to write in my entire life but I wanted you all to know. 
He is in heaven and has reunited with his mom and dad. I believe with all my heart that dad had a STANDING OVATION as he walked through the gates of heaven to be with Jesus. 
Thank you all for loving my dad and my entire family. I will still share with you all the last four weeks with my dad because they were incredibly special. 
I am thankful that many years ago, my dad accepted Jesus Christ to be his personal Savior because I know He is now in NO pain and is the most beautiful angel. He is now in God's Hall of Fame.
We praise you, Jesus and thank you for giving my dad to us for 57 years.

...but those who hope in the LORD 
   will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles;    they will run and not grow weary,    they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:31

Heartbreaking news. Condolences to the Carter family...and the Met family. Just 12 days ago, Gary visited the Palm Beach Atlantic college team he coached. Despite his illness, he kept a promise to his players. A fighter to the end.

Wally Backman: "If I could go back in time & mold myself like Gary Carter...he was the best teammate I ever had."

[February 16, 2012 5:38 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Ron Hunt said

RIP Kid!

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