Baseball's Gary Carter says tumors found on his brain
Hall of Famer Gary Carter speaks at the 2005 Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown, New York.
May 21st, 2011
09:48 PM ET

Baseball's Gary Carter says tumors found on his brain

Former all-star Major League Baseball catcher Gary Carter said Saturday that doctors discovered several “very small” tumors on his brain.

Carter, 57, said he is scheduled for further testing Thursday at Duke Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

In a statement released on the New York Mets website, Carter said the discovery came from an MRI.

"Earlier today, I learned that four very small tumors have been found on my brain, following an MRI on Friday at a West Palm Beach facility," Carter said. "I am scheduled to be examined further Thursday at Duke Medical Center, and we will learn more at that time about my diagnosis.

"My wife, Sandy, and our children and family thank you for your thoughts and prayers. We ask that you please respect our privacy as we learn more about my medical condition," he said in the statement.

There's no word on whether the tumors are malignant or benign.

Carter, known as "The Kid" throughout his career, was a three-time Golden Glove winner, a five-time Silver Slugger award recipient and was inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame in 2003. At the induction ceremony, he said, "It's nice to know that even though my body feels like an old man now, I will always be a kid at heart."

Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon released a statement about Carter as well. "On behalf of the Mets organization, our thoughts and prayers are with Gary, Sandy and the entire Carter family," it said.

Carter retired in 1992 after 19 seasons with the Montreal Expos; the New York Mets, where he won a pennant; the San Francisco Giants; and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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  1. Ellis

    O stop

    May 22, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. Ellis

    I'm sleepy.

    May 22, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. T

    Mr. Carter is a Gold Glove recipient.
    Golden Glove = Boxing

    May 22, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Canadian Genius

      Also a defensive player award in baseball. Look it up.

      May 23, 2011 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  4. Cricket

    Good wishes to Mr.Carter and his family.

    May 22, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. popeye

    Wish you well Mr.Carter & family !

    May 22, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. popeye

    LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME!
    I'M GARY CARTER AND I WAS ONCE AN AVERAGE BASEBALL PLAYER. HEY EVERYONE, LOOK AT MEEEEE!

    May 22, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy

    I hope Mr. Carter get well sooner, rather that later.

    Warm wishes to him and his family.

    May 22, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    Good luck to Carter. Ashame people have to knock him down. @banasy: hi

    May 22, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cesar

    @fake Cesar 5:51: your mother as/ hole.

    May 22, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    @real Cesar 6:27; I'm on top of your mother right now.
    BWAA HAA HAA HAA!

    May 22, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. baseball fan

    God bless and best wishes to Mr.Carter and family

    May 22, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ray

    best of luck to a speedy recovery. you brought many great memories to baseball fans!

    May 23, 2011 at 3:46 am | Report abuse |
  13. jjam

    Gary, hang in there. I am going through brain cancer. And you are at the best place to be treated for your condition.

    May 30, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
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