In December 1984 I remember being shocked that the Mets could trade for a player as great as Gary Carter. The Expos got Hubie Brooks, Herm Winningham, Mike Fitzgerald, and Floyd Youmans in return. But Carter was great! I remember wondering why the Expos would trade a player of Carter’s caliber. He was a seven time All-Star in 10 seasons with the Expos. It still surprises me to this day.
In his 15 Major League seasons he made $13.3 million. He’d make more than that in ONE season if he was playing now.
The 2003 Hall of Fame inductee and 1986 World Series champion passed away today at age 57 from brain cancer.
Sadly, many media outlets had obituaries ready to publish today. Carter was in tough shape recently so it shouldn’t come as a surprise. But writing an obituary before some dies seems so disturbing to me.
I wanted to link to a few that I thought were worth reading:
- Post with reactions from former Mets teammates
- Keith Olbermann
- SI.com – Tom Verducci
Here’s some audio of Darryl Strawberry with Mike Francesa on WFAN today.
You won’t be forgotten Kid.