Nationals manager Davey Johnson mourns the passing of Gary Carter

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Nationals manager Davey Johnson just sent out this statement on the passing of Hall-of-Famer Gary Carter, the catcher on Johnson’s 1986 World Series Champion New York Mets:

“Today, the world of baseball lost a Hall-of-Famer and I have lost a treasured friend. Anyone lucky enough to have been part of Gary Carter’s world will agree…nobody loved life in a bigger way than Gary.

“He seized every opportunity to savor what mattered most to him: his close-knit, loving family; meaningful, enduring friendships; an unbridled passion for baseball; and the fulfillment he felt from making a difference in his community.

“Gary’s brave battle has ended, but his from-the-gut laughter will be heard and his vitality and spirit will be felt forever. I loved him very much, and I know he is finally at peace.”

Carter, unfortunately, lost his battle with cancer on Thursday at the age of 57.

 

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Amanda Comak

Amanda Comak

Amanda Comak covers the Washington Nationals and comes to The Washington Times from the Cape Cod Times and after stints with MLB.com and the Amsterdam (N.Y.) Recorder. A Massachusetts native and 2008 graduate of Boston University, Amanda can be reached at acomak@washingtontimes.com and you can follow her on Twitter @acomak.

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