Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, born in Culver City, played one season with the Dodgers in 1991 near the end of his career. He has been fighting brain tumors and died today. Carter attended Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton and starred mostly for the Montreal Expos and New York Mets. In baseball, he caught more games than all but three other catchers.
Former Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda on Twitter: "Rest in peace Gary Carter. Gary played for me and was a Hall of Famer on and off the field. I respected and loved him."
Montreal Expos on Twitter: "Gary Carter est décédé. The Kid has passed away. Rest in peace. 1954-2012....Gary Carter a représenté les Expos aux Match des Étoiles sept fois dans sa carrière. Intronisé au temple de la renommé du baseball en 2003."
* Added: "Carter has the unique distinction of being the most beloved player for two different franchises during their best years," Deadspin.com says. Harry Caray narrates Carter's last at bat as a player and his emotional exit from the field in Montreal: