WS championship two-time catcher-famous commentator Tim McCarver passes away… at the age of 81
Tim McCarver, who contributed to the St. Louis Cardinals’ two World Series victories and has since retired as a commentator, has passed away. He is 81 years old.
The Cardinals announced the death of McCarver on the 17th (Korean time). 카지노He died of heart failure in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee.
McCarver made his big league debut as a Cardinals player in 1959, and played 1909 games for four teams in 21 seasons, batting average of 0.271, on-base percentage of 0.337, and slugging percentage of 0.388.
He spent 12 of those years in St. Louis. He was voted an All-Star two years in a row, in 1966 and ’67, and in particular, in ’67, he finished second in MVP voting behind teammate Orlando Cepeda.
He also performed well in the postseason. He helped the team win two World Series championships in 1964 and 1967.
He is ranked 2nd in the Cardinals World Series with the most hits (23), 3rd in RBIs (11) and walks (10), 1st in triples (3), and 5th in batting average (0.311). He simultaneously remains the only catcher in club history to appear as catcher in Game 7 of the World Series twice and win both.
He also tied Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson with 197 games, ranking second in the most battery appearances in the club’s career.
After his 1980 retirement, he turned to commentator. He was the exclusive commentator for the Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants from 1980-2019, and most recently St. Louis from 2014-19.
Since 1984, he has held postseason coverage for 28 consecutive seasons. Starting with the first World Series relay in 1985, he has been in charge of relaying only 23 World Series and 20 All-Star Games.
For this performance, he received an Emmy Award in the category of ‘Outstanding Sports Commentary’ for three consecutive years from 2000 to 2002. In 2012, he was inducted as a caster into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, which he had not been able to enter as a player.
He worked with caster Joe Buck, who played an active part in FOX, for 17 seasons and took charge of 15 World Series and 14 All-Star games, leaving his name as the most collaborating combination in MLB broadcasting history.
He is also the only MLB commentator who left his name as a commentator who worked with all of the four major American broadcasters (FOX CBS NBC ABC).