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Gary Carter takes one of his famous Shea Stadium curtain calls. (Undated file photo)

Gary Carter through the years

Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter starred for the Mets during the mid-to-late 1980s. He was a leader on and off the field and a fan-favorite. Carter later managed the Long Island Ducks. Carter died on Feb 16 after a 10-month battle with brain cancer. He was 57.

Gary Carter holds his Hall of Fame plaque
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Gary Carter holds his Hall of Fame plaque during induction ceremonies in Cooperstown. (July 27, 2003)

Gary Carter, left, and Eddie Murray, pose as
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Gary Carter, left, and Eddie Murray, pose as the 2003 inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. (Jan. 16, 2003)

Gary Carter throws out the ceremonial first pitch
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Gary Carter throws out the ceremonial first pitch at Shea Stadium. (July 29, 2003)

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Former Mets manager Yogi Berra and Gary Carter
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Former Mets manager Yogi Berra and Gary Carter meet on the field for a post game ceremony after the last regular season game at Shea Stadium. (Sept. 28, 2008)

Former Mets relief pitcher Jesse Orosco, left, and
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Former Mets relief pitcher Jesse Orosco, left, and Gary Carter celebrate together after Orosco threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Shea Stadium. (April 3, 2006)

Gary Carter poses with his Hall of Fame
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Gary Carter poses with his Hall of Fame ring at Shea Stadium. (July 29, 2003)

Gary Carter waves to fans as he is
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Gary Carter waves to fans as he is honored at Shea Stadium during a pregame ceremony. (July 29, 2003)

Former Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden poses for a
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Former Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden poses for a photo with former catcher Gary Carter after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. (Aug. 1, 2010)

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Keith Hernandez, left, and Gary Carter walk off
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Keith Hernandez, left, and Gary Carter walk off the field at Shea Stadium after clinching the National League East title. The two served as captains of the Mets.

Gary Carter poses for a photo before a
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Gary Carter poses for a photo before a game during the 1986 season. (1986)

Mets catcher Gary Carter is greeted after hitting
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Mets catcher Gary Carter is greeted after hitting a three-run homer during the All Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. (July 9, 2006)

Former Met Gary Carter with a bust of
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Former Met Gary Carter with a bust of himself after being inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame. (Aug. 12, 2001)

Gary Carter during his induction into the Mets
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Gary Carter during his induction into the Mets Hall of Fame at Shea Stadium. (Aug. 12, 2001)

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Gary Carter drives a double to center field
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Gary Carter drives a double to center field against the St. Louis Cardinals. (Aug. 12, 1989)

Mets slugger Darryl Strawberry (18) is congratulated by
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Mets slugger Darryl Strawberry (18) is congratulated by Gary Carter (8) and Keith Hernandez (17) in a drizzling rain after his first-inning grand slam against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Apr. 28, 1985)

Gary Carter (8) and teammate Darryl Strawberry (18)
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Gary Carter (8) and teammate Darryl Strawberry (18) high-five after Carter's eighth-inning home run. The hit, Carter's second homer of the game, beat the San Diego Padres 4-3. (Sept. 6, 1986)

Gary Carter crushes a three-run homer against the
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Gary Carter crushes a three-run homer against the Philadelphia Phillies. (Sept. 16, 1985)

Gary Carter grimaces after forcing out St. Louis
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Gary Carter grimaces after forcing out St. Louis Cardinals' Terry Pendleton at home. (Sept. 13, 1987)

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Gary Carter takes one of his famous Shea
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Gary Carter takes one of his famous Shea Stadium curtain calls. (Undated file photo)

Gary Carter and Darryl Strawberry embrace after the
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Gary Carter and Darryl Strawberry embrace after the Mets won the 1986 National League pennant against the Houston Astros. (Oct. 15, 1986)

Boston Red Sox outfielder Jim Rice is taggged
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Boston Red Sox outfielder Jim Rice is taggged out at the plate by Gary Carter on a throw from Mets left fielder Mookie Wilson during Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. (Oct. 25, 1986)

Gary Carter, right, celebrates with his teammates after
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Gary Carter, right, celebrates with his teammates after their 6-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox in the 10th inning of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. Carter started the two-out come-from-behind rally with a single to center field. (Oct. 25, 1986)

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Gary Carter leaps into the arms of relief pitcher Jesse Orosco as they celebrate the Mets winning the 1986 National League pennant against the Houston Astros. (Oct. 15, 1986)

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Mets relief pitcher Jesse Orosco lifts Gary Carter
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Mets relief pitcher Jesse Orosco lifts Gary Carter in the air following the team's 8-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox in Game 7 of the 1986 World Series. (Oct. 27, 1986)

Gary Carter celebrates with his teammates following the
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Gary Carter celebrates with his teammates following the Mets 1986 World Series victory at Shea Stadium. (Oct. 27, 1986)

Gary Carter and Ray Knight embrace after the
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Gary Carter and Ray Knight embrace after the Mets won the 1986 World Series. (Oct. 27, 1986)

Mets third baseman Ray Knight, left, celebrates with
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Mets third baseman Ray Knight, left, celebrates with Gary Carter after the Mets defeated the Boston Red Sox 8-5 in the seventh and deciding game of the 1986 World Series. (Oct. 27, 1986)

Gary Carter gives some pointers to Vice President
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Gary Carter gives some pointers to Vice President George Bush at Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium. (July 12, 1988)

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Mets second baseman Wally Backman, center left, and
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Mets second baseman Wally Backman, center left, and Gary Carter, right, sit dejectedly in the dugout after losing Game 5 of the National League Championship Series to the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Oct. 10, 1988)

Gary Carter speaks during a press conference at
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Gary Carter speaks during a press conference at Citibank Park (now known as Bethpage Ballpark). (Apr. 22, 2009)

Ducks manager Gary Carter returns to the dugout
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Ducks manager Gary Carter returns to the dugout after checking in on one of his players who was injured. (Sept. 27, 2009)

Ducks coach Bud Harrelson (3) and manager Gary
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Ducks coach Bud Harrelson (3) and manager Gary Carter (8) argue a call by home plate umpire Jim Tatum during the 2009 Atlantic League playoffs. (Sept. 26, 2009)

Gary Carter paces behind the batting cage at
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Gary Carter paces behind the batting cage at Citibank Park (now known as Bethpage Ballpark) during batting practice prior to a game with the Camden Riversharks. (Sept. 18, 2009)

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Ducks manager Gary Carter loosens up his pitching
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Ducks manager Gary Carter loosens up his pitching arm for batting practice. (Sept. 23, 2009)

Gary Carter smiles after catching the ceremonial first
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Gary Carter smiles after catching the ceremonial first pitch, thrown to him by former battery mate Jesse Orosco. (Apr. 3, 2006)

Team U.S.A. manager Gary Carter looks on during
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Team U.S.A. manager Gary Carter looks on during the XM Satellite Radio All-Star Futures Game at PNC Park. (July 9, 2006)

Gary Carter responds to questions during an interview
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Gary Carter responds to questions during an interview session before the 22nd Annual Baseball Assistance Team Dinner in Manhattan. (Jan. 25, 2011)

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