Report: Former Expo Carter's tumours inoperable

Former Expos and Mets catcher Gary Carter holds up Mets and an Expos hats during the opening...

Former Expos and Mets catcher Gary Carter holds up Mets and an Expos hats during the opening ceremonies of the MLB All-Star game at Yankee Stadium in New York, July 15, 2008. (RAY STUBBLEBINE/Reuters)

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NEW YORK - Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, who won a World Series with the New York Mets, reportedly has Stage 4 brain cancer and his tumors are inoperable.

The New York Daily News cited family sources in reporting the 57-year-old's condition.

It had been reported last week that Duke University doctors felt that the tumors were likely malignant, but felt they might be treatable. Carter was told of the diagnosis on May 21, according to the Daily News.

The southern California native hit .262 with 324 home runs and 1,225 RBI in 2,296 games with the Expos, Mets, Dodgers and Giants from 1974-92. Though he spent a majority of his career with Montreal -- and entered the Hall of Fame in 2003 as an Expo -- Carter was a key component of the Mets' 1986 World Series triumph.


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