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Tim McCarver, former MLB player and broadcaster, has passed away

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Former MLB player Tim McCarver has passed away. He was 81.

An official cause of death has not been determined yet.

“Tim McCarver was an All-Star, a World Series Champion, a respected teammate, and one of the most influential voices our game has known,” MLB Comic Rob Manfred said in a statement. “As a player, Tim was a key part of great Cardinals and Phillies teams in his 21-year career. In the booth, his analysis and attention to detail brought fans closer to our game and how it is played and managed. Tim’s approach enhanced the fan experience on our biggest stages and on the broadcasts of the Mets, the Yankees and the Cardinals.

“All of us at Major League Baseball are grateful for Tim’s impact on sports broadcasting and his distinguished career in our National Pastime. I extend my deepest condolences to Tim’s family, friends and the generations of fans who learned about our great game from him.”

As a player, he played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Montréal Expos, and the Boston Red Sox. He had a second stint each with the Red Sox and the Cardinals.

He was a two-time All-Star in 1966 and 1967 with the Cardinals. McCarver is also a part of the Cardinals Hall of Fame.

Following his playing career, he went into broadcasting. He began his broadcasting career calling the Phillies games in Philadelphia.

Eventually, he went on to call games for the four major television networks. In 2012, he was part of the Baseball Hall of Fame class due to his broadcasting career.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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