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Born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Birth NameTimothy James McCarver
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

A durable catcher in the Major Leagues, McCarver was one of the few players to play in four different decades (50s, 60s, 70s, 80s). Not known for his bat, McCarver was a smart, defensive catcher, who knew how to position his fielders and take care of his pitchers. McCarver caught for two of the game's greatest pitchers, Bob Gibson and Steve Carlton. McCarver, an eloquent player with reporters, later became a baseball television announcer, where he does color commentary for ESPN and ABC TV.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ken Severson

Spouse (1)

Anne McDaniel (29 December 1964 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (11)

One of only a handful of men to play major league baseball in four decades as a catcher from 1959-1980, primarily with the St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies. Played in 3 World Series with the Cards in the 1960s.
In 1966, he became the first and still only catcher to lead the major leagues in triples (13).
Was the "personal" catcher for Steve Carlton. Whenever Carlton pitched, McCarver was always his battery mate. Has often said that when they died, they would be buried 60 feet 6 inches (the distance from the pitcher's mound to home plate) apart.
Was a member of two world championship teams (St. Louis Cardinals) in 1964 & 1967.
Played Major League Baseball from 1959 to 1980 with the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos and Boston Red Sox.
McCarver lost a grand slam when he passed a fellow Phillie on the bases (July 4, 1976).
Selected to play for the National League in the 1966 and 1967 All-Star games.
Winner of the 2012 Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum to a broadcaster for "major contributions to baseball".
Color Commentator for ABC and CBS [April 1990]
Color Commentator for FOX [April 1998]
Works baseball broadcasts for ESPN & ABC. [January 2002]

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