Former World Series Champion, All-Star & Legendary Broadcaster Passes Away

As a broadcaster, his voice was practically synonymous with the World Series for several decades. And as a player, he won two of them as a catcher. The sport today mourns the passing of legendary broadcaster and player Tim McCarver at the age of 81.

“Tim McCarver’s immense impact on baseball spanned generations, from a 21-year career on the field to the broadcast booth, where his insights and passion for the game made him one of its most beloved voices – and the 2012 Ford C. Frick Award winner for broadcasting excellence,” said Jane Forbes Clark, Chairman of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

How good was McCarver at his job? Listen to him predict the World Series-winning hit in 2001: 

As a player, McCarver won two World Series titles as a catcher with the St. Louis Cardinals; he spent 21 seasons on the field in the majors, and is one of the few players ever to play in four different decades. He was a two-time All-Star and finished 2nd in MVP voting in 1967,

In the broadcast booth, his recognizable voice did the analysis on 23 World Series, an American television record. 

RIP, baseball legend Tim McCarver.

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