Former analyst and star player Tim McCarver has died

Former analyst and star player Tim McCarver has died

Tim McCarver, a former major league baseball star who notably wore the Montreal Expos uniform and then distinguished himself as a television analyst, died Thursday at the age of 81.

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The winner of two World Series titles with the St. Louis Cardinals died in Memphis, Tenn. surrounded by family members, the Baseball Hall of Fame announced.

McCarver made his major league debut in 1959 at the age of 17 as a catcher. He spent more than a decade with The Cards. He retired in 1980 after a second stint with the Philadelphia Phillies. In 1972, the American played briefly for the Expos, wearing the Quebec team’s uniform for 77 games.

He then worked for Fox for 18 years, but also for ABC. McCarver officially hung up his mic in April 2022 after a 42-year television career. He has won three Emmys for Outstanding Sports Event Analyst.

In 2012, the Baseball Hall of Fame presented McCarver with the Ford C. Frick Award for Outstanding Media Work. He has also been a member of the Cardinals Hall of Fame since 2017.