Legendary baseball player and broadcaster Tim McCarver has passed away at 81 years old. McCarver was an All-Star catcher in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame and a two-time World Series champion.
McCarver had a long and successful career in baseball, first as a catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, and Montreal Expos from 1959 to 1980. He was a four-time All-Star and won two World Series titles with the Cardinals. After retiring from the field, McCarver went on to become a sportscaster for Fox, ESPN, and the New York Yankees.
McCarver won numerous awards for his broadcasting work, including the Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality in 1994 and the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award in 2012.
McCarver’s death has been met with an outpouring of condolences from the baseball community. Former players, coaches, and broadcasters have paid tribute to McCarver, praising his knowledge and passion for the game.
McCarver will be remembered as one of the greatest broadcasters in baseball history. He will be missed by all who knew him.