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Tim McCarver Biography

Tim McCarver was born October 16, 1941 and is a former Major League baseball catcher, and a current sportscaster for FOX Sports.

McCarver finished his career as the personal catcher for Steve Carlton for the Phillies in the late 1970s. Carlton preferred McCarver to Phillies regular Bob Boone. It was quipped that when Carlton and McCarver eventually died, they would be buried 60 feet, 6 inches apart.

McCarver caught Rick Wise's no-hitter in 1971; at the end of the season, the Phillies traded Wise to the Cardinals for Carlton, the deal reuniting McCarver with Carlton. During the 1972 season, the Phillies traded McCarver to the Montreal Expos, where he would catch the second of Bill Stoneman's two career no-hitters.

He retired after the 1979 season to begin a broadcasting career. McCarver briefly returned to duty in September 1980 thus becoming one of the few players in baseball history to play in four different decades (1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s).

As a broadcaster, McCarver has enjoyed prominence as a color commentator on the network level. He has won three Emmy Awards for Sports Event Analyst.

He began his broadcasting career at WPHL-TV (Channel 17) where he was paired with Richie Ashburn and Harry Kalas, before co-hosting HBO's Race for the Pennant in 1978 and working as a backup Game of the Week commentator for NBC in 1980.

McCarver has called baseball for all four major U.S. television networks. His work at NBC was followed by stints with ABC (where he teamed with Don Drysdale on backup Monday Night Baseball games in 1984 and Al Michaels and Jim Palmer from 1985-1989 and again from 19941995 under the Baseball Network umbrella) and CBS (where he teamed with Jack Buck from 19901991 and Sean McDonough from 19921993). McCarver is currently paired with Joe Buck on the FOX network's MLB telecasts, a role he has held since 1996.

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