Tim McCarver

  • Birth Name: James Timothy McCarver
  • Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
  • Profession: TV baseball analyst, Former player
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Fast Facts

  • As a 17-year-old, was called up from the minor leagues for a brief stint with the St. Louis Cardinals in his first exposure to the majors.
  • Later won two World Championships in his career with the Cardinals.
  • Was the catcher of choice for two Hall of Fame pitchers--Bob Gibson and Steve Carlton.
  • Retired in 1979 to work as a broadcaster, but returned briefly in 1980 to become one of few players to compete in four different decades.
  • Has done broadcasting for all four major TV networks.
  • Served as co-host with Paula Zahn for the 1992 Winter Olympics on CBS.
  • Had buckets of water dumped on him by Deion Sanders after criticizing him on TV in 1992.
  • Had a minor-league stadium named after him in Memphis, which has since been torn down.
  •  Is the host for his own syndicated interview program on TV, The Tim McCarver Show.
  • Has written and co-written numerous baseball books and recorded an album--Tim McCarver Sings Songs from the Great American Songbook.


  • Anne McCarver — Wife
  • Kathy — Daughter
  • Kelly — Daughter

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