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Gary Carter celebrates with teammates Darryl Strawberry and Keith Hernandez after the New York Mets finished the 1986 season with a major-league best 108-54 record.  Carter, an 11-time All-Star and Hall of Fame catcher who died of brain cancer at age 57, would have turned 60 today. (John Iacono/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Gary Carter

Gary Carter celebrates with teammates Darryl Strawberry and Keith Hernandez after the New York Mets finished the 1986 season with a major-league best 108-54 record.  Carter, an 11-time All-Star and Hall of Fame catcher who died of brain cancer at age 57, would have turned 60 today. (John Iacono/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Gary Carter

New York Mets rookie Darryl Strawberry signs some autographs for fans at Shea Stadium before a game in July 1983.  The eight-time All-Star and 1983 NL Rookie of the Year won four World Series championships (1986, 1996, 1998, 1999).  He turns 52 today. (Manny Millan/SI)

GALLERY: Classic SI Photos of Darryl Strawberry

New York Mets rookie Darryl Strawberry signs some autographs for fans at Shea Stadium before a game in July 1983.  The eight-time All-Star and 1983 NL Rookie of the Year won four World Series championships (1986, 1996, 1998, 1999).  He turns 52 today. (Manny Millan/SI)
GALLERY: Classic SI Photos of Darryl Strawberry

Mets rookie Darryl Strawberry signs autographs for fans before a 1983 game against the Pirates. (Manny Millan/SI) 

Mets rookie Darryl Strawberry signs autographs for fans before a 1983 game against the Pirates. (Manny Millan/SI) 

Today is Darryl Strawberry’s 50th birthday. The eight time all-star won four World Series championships (1986, 1996, 1998, 1999) and retired with 335 career home runs and 1,000 RBIs. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of Darryl Strawberry

Today is Darryl Strawberry’s 50th birthday. The eight time all-star won four World Series championships (1986, 1996, 1998, 1999) and retired with 335 career home runs and 1,000 RBIs. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Darryl Strawberry

Mets outfielder Darryl Strawberry signs autographs for fans before a 1983 game against the Pirates. (Manny Millan/SI)

VERDUCCI: Winner and losers from the winter meetings

Mets outfielder Darryl Strawberry signs autographs for fans before a 1983 game against the Pirates. (Manny Millan/SI)
VERDUCCI: Winner and losers from the winter meetings

Mike Tyson throws a mock jab at Dwight Gooden as Darryl Strawberry looks on. The three joked around before a Sept. 1986 game at Shea Stadium between the Mets and Expos. (AP)

GALLERY: Remembering the 1986 World Series

Mike Tyson throws a mock jab at Dwight Gooden as Darryl Strawberry looks on. The three joked around before a Sept. 1986 game at Shea Stadium between the Mets and Expos. (AP)
GALLERY: Remembering the 1986 World Series