Tim McCarver, an American professional baseball player and television sports commentator died aged 81 on Thursday, February 16, 2023. Two World Series title holder’s death was announced by baseball’s Hall of Fame, which said he died Thursday morning in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was with his family.
Who was Tim McCarver?
James Timothy McCarver was born on October 16, 1941, to Edward McCarver and Alice McCarver in Memphis, Tennessee. Edward was a Police officer at that time while Alice was a housewife. He grew up with his six siblings.
McCarver went to the Christian Brothers High School, an all-male Catholic school. Tim enrolled at various colleges for over six years, but could never manage to graduate.
At 17, Tim started his professional career when the St. Louis Cardinals took him under their wings to develop him. During a decade with the franchise, McCarver had the best moments of his career. Tim won two World Series in 1964 and 1967, playing as the starting catcher in both those series. He also became a two-time All-Star in 1966 and 1967.
The Tennesse native switched between teams like Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox, and Montreal Expos. Later, returned to his former franchise, St. Loius Blues, during the 1973-74 season. He retired from the game in 1979 to focus on his broadcasting career.
During his successful TV career, he won three Emmy Awards for his role as a Sports Event Analyst. He belonged to a select group that has covered games of bitter rivals the Mets and the Yankees simultaneously. McCarver has called in a previous world record 23 World Series and 20 All-Star games. He also hosted a sports interview program called The Tim McCarver Show from 2000 to 2017.
Tim dated Anne McDaniel for a long time and finally tied the knot in 1964. The couple had two daughters together, their first child, Kathy McCarver, a 1966-born, and Kelly McCarver, born in 1968. Both their daughters have been happily married and Tim was a grandfather.