New York Mets Great Gary Carter Has New Brain Tumors


Posted on 19th January 2012 by Gordon Johnson in Uncategorized

Tests have found that former New York Mets catcher Gary Carter has developed new brain tumors, the New York Daily News reported Thursday.

Carter, who is a Hall of Famer, has been battling brain cancer. Physicians at Duke University did an MRI on him recently and found “several new spots/tumors on his brain,” Carter’s daughter Kimmy Bloomers wrote on a website Thursday, according to the News.

“Friday, my dad got two MRIs in North Palm Beach, Florida … one for his brain and one for shoulder/arm … I wish I could report the results were good …  I write these words with tears because I am so sad for my dad,” Bloomers wrote.

Last May Carter was diagnosed with four small inoperable brain tumors, and he underwent chemotherapy and radiation at Duke, according to the News. But recently his condition has deteriorated, and on Christmas he fell and damaged his rotator cuff. 

Things are so bad that Carter missed his annual charity golf tournament this week, the News reported, adding that doctors are deciding whether to continue giving him treatment. 

In an odd, or sad, twist of fate, the News pointed out that Carter has the same kind of brain tumors that killed former baseball greats such as Bobby Murcer and Tug McGraw.



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