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Tim McCarver    

Baseball's Premier Television Analyst

Regarded by many as baseball's premier television analyst, Tim McCarver serves as lead game analyst for MLB on FOX, teaming with play-by-play announcer Joe Buck. Familiar to all fans who watch baseball's jewel events, McCarver won an Emmy award for "Outstanding Sports Event Analyst" in 2000 and is the only network television baseball analyst to broadcast the last 11 regular seasons and postseasons.

McCarver joined FOX Sports after a two-year stint as a game analyst for The Baseball Network broadcasts on ABC Sports. He rejoined ABC in 1994 after a four-year stint with CBS Sports. After 16 seasons as an analyst for New York Mets baseball broadcasts, McCarver is in his second season broadcasting New York Yankees games on FOX5/WNYW-TV in New York, teaming with Bobby Murcer.

McCarver served as lead analyst for CBS Sports' broadcasts of Major League Baseball - including the All-Star Game, National League Championship Series and World Series -- from 1990 to 1993. He teamed with Joe's father Jack Buck for the network's first two seasons (1990-1991) and then Sean McDonough (1992-1993).

During his first stint as an analyst for ABC's baseball coverage (1984-89), McCarver covered the 1984 and 1986 National League Championship Series, the 1985, 1987 and 1989 World Series, and the 1986 and 1988 All-Star Games. In 1959, McCarver signed with the St. Louis Cardinals out of Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, Tenn. In addition to 12 seasons with the Redbirds, he spent eight-and-a-half years with the Philadelphia Phillies, half a season with the Montreal Expos, and two seasons with the Boston Red Sox.

One of a handful of four-decade players in major league history (1959-80), McCarver played in two All-Star Games (1966, 1967), three League Championship Series (1976-78), was a member of two world championship teams in St. Louis (1964, 1967) and was the hottest hitter in the 1964 World Series against the New York Yankees when he led all regulars with a .478 batting average.

A successful author, McCarver's most recent efforts, The Perfect Season and Tim McCarver's Baseball For Brain Surgeons And Other Fans; Understanding and Interpreting the Game So You Can Watch It Like a Pro, were written with acclaimed sportswriter and film and television critic Danny Peary and published by Villard. His other book, O Baby, I Love It! (1986), was also published by Villard.


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