Former Fox, CBS, ABC and NBC baseball analyst Tim McCarver, who was in the analyst chair for 24 World Series, has officially retired. McCarver, who last called games on the national stage in the 2013 World Series, had worked Cardinals games for Bally Sports Midwest for six years after that and had been on hiatus during the pandemic.
Baseball Hall of Famer Stan Musial, perhaps the greatest Cardinal of all time, summed up another candidate for that title in seven simple words: "Gibby is one of baseball's greatest competitors." Gibby, of course, is Bob Gibson, and his fiercely competitive nature is one of the many traits he possessed that allowed him to succeed at such a high level.
Alex Rodriguez has an impressively diversified portfolio in both the sports and business worlds and is constantly juggling balls in the air. But talk to anyone about Rodriguez and one of the things that becomes clear is that he loves to study the texture of all 216 stitches while they are in the air. His persistent enthusiasm for baseball is a piece to the overall puzzle that can be overlooked, but hopefully manifests while he's on-air.
Tim McCarver had seen plenty of baseball before coming out of retirement to finish his 21-year career with the Phillies in 1980. He would see decades more from the broadcast booth, including an 18-year stint as Fox’s lead analyst. But that Phillies squad, which went on to win the World...
CLEARWATER — So what if, due to a pandemic postponement, it’s closer to the 41st anniversary of the Phillies’ 1980 World Series championship?. There is still a lot to talk about. And five members of the team — Pete Rose, Tim McCarver, Bob Boone, Larry Bowa and Greg Luzinski —...
“Everything is fine with me, I’m very healthy...I just have to use common sense.”. The impact of COVID-19 was felt all across the 2020 MLB season in various ways. One of them was the way it forced many older broadcasters to opt-out of calling games altogether. That included Tim McCarver, who ultimately decided not to participate in the 2020 season as an analyst for the St. Louis Cardinals. While he was interested in calling games, the advice of his doctor, coupled with the inability to travel to St. Louis for Fox Sports Midwest broadcasts, ultimately caused the then-78-year-old to stay home and stay safe.