Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter plans to fight brain cancer with the same determination he showed with the New York Mets in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.
That's what he told Marlins broadcaster Tommy Hutton this weekend in a tearful phone conversation with his close friend and neighbor after doctors diagnosed as malignant a tumor on Carter's brain.
"He used to tell us a story of 1986 when the (Mets) won the World Series, how the guys in the dugout said, 'I'm not going to be the one to make the last out,' ' Hutton said Wednesday. "He said that's how he's going to battle it, like Game 6.'
Hutton was in Los Angeles on Saturday when he had a 10-minute phone conversation with Carter. It was the first time they had spoken since the initial diagnosis May 21.
"He broke down, I broke down," Hutton said. "We were talking about a friend of ours who kind of went through the same thing.
"His spirits were all right. He's got a good attitude. That's what he has to have.'
Florida Marlins broadcaster Tommy Hutton on illness of his friend Gary Carter. 'He'll battle it' -- Palm Beach Post
The Meck Report / Blog - June 2, 2011 - 12:54p