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MLB: Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter dies at 57

NEW YORK (AP) -- Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, whose single for the New York Mets in the 1986 World Series touched off one of the most improbable rallies in baseball, died Thursday. He was 57.

Carter was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor last May, two weeks after finishing his second season as coach at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida.

Carter was an 11-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner. His bottom-of-the-10th single in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series helped the New York Mets mount a charge against the Boston Red Sox and eventually beat them.

Overall, Carter hit .262 with 324 home runs and 1,225 RBIs in 19 seasons with the Expos, Mets, San Francisco and the Los Angeles Dodgers.