Gary Edmund Carter
Born: April 8, 1954, Culver City, California
Died: February 16, 2012, West Palm Beach, Florida
Montreal Expos (1974-1984, 1992), New York Mets (1985-1989), San Francisco Giants (1990), Los Angeles Dodgers (1991)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 2003
This Day in Baseball History
On June 17, 1987, former Kansas City Royals manager Dick Howser dies from brain cancer at the age of 51. The popular Howser, who led the Royals to the 1985 World Championship, fell ill during the 1986 season. He attempted to return to managing in the spring of ’87, only to give up the comeback because of his weakened condition.