Tim McCarver — a two-time World Series champ who went on to turn into one of MLB’s most well-known broadcasters — has actually regretfully passed away.
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred verified the news on Thursday afternoon … calling the baseball legend “an All-Star, a World Series Champion, a respected teammate, and one of the most influential voices our game has known.”
“All of us at Major League Baseball are grateful for Tim’s impact on sports broadcasting and his distinguished career in our National Pastime,” the commish included. “I extend my deepest condolences to Tim’s family, friends and the generations of fans who learned about our great game from him.”
MLB.com reported the cause of death was cardiac arrest. He was 81 years of ages.
Tim got his start in the MLB in 1959, when he signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as a teen. The catcher went on to end up being a full-time gamer in 1963, prior to he made his very first All-Star choice in 1966.
In 1967, he ended up second in MVP ballot — simply behind Orlando Cepeda and simply ahead of Roberto Clemente.
Tim won 2 World Series with the Cardinals — however ultimately left the org. for Philadelphia in 1970. He went on to bet the Expos and Red Sox, prior to completing his profession with the Phils.
MLB Network grieves the death of Hall of Famer Tim McCarver. pic.twitter.com/aGLoLT2iLV
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) February 16, 2023
He ended his playing days after the 1980 season … completing with a profession .271 batting average, 97 crowning achievement and 645 RBI.
Following his playing profession, McCarver turned into one of baseball’s most popular experts for FOX, calling video games along with Joe Buck from 1996 to 2013. Prior to his work at FOX, TM likewise worked for NBC, ABC and CBS.
At CBS, he notoriously had actually water tossed on him by Deion Sanders over some previous remarks he had actually made about the two-sport star.
In 2012, McCarver was ultimately provided the Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award. He had actually simply retired from transmitting in 2015.