Tim McCarver dies at the age of 81!
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81-year-old Tim McCarver, an American professional baseball player, and television sports commentator has passed away. Death was caused by heart failure. There are many messages of condolence all over the planet. Commissioner Rob Manfred is one of the first to react to this sad news.
McCarver left a big mark as a player, but also as a man with a big heart. He was willing to help anyone, and he was passionate about baseball. "Tim McCarver was an All-Star, a World Series Champion, a respected teammate, and one of the most influential voices our game has known," Commissioner Rob Manfred said, as quoted by mlb.com "As a player, Tim was a key part of great Cardinals and Phillies teams in his 21-year career.
In the booth, his analysis and attention to detail brought fans closer to our game and how it is played and managed. Tim’s approach enhanced the fan experience on our biggest stages and on the broadcasts of the Mets, the Yankees and the Cardinals.
All of us at Major League Baseball are grateful for Tim’s impact on sports broadcasting and his distinguished career in our National Pastime. I extend my deepest condolences to Tim’s family, friends and the generations of fans who learned about our great game from him."
Bill DeWitt Jr.
expressed his condolences
Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr. expressed his condolences. He emphasized how important McCarver was to the Cardinals during the 60s. “We were saddened to learn today of the passing of Tim McCarver,” -Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr said.
“Tim was a very popular player with the Cardinals and a key member of our World Series Championship teams in 1964 and 1967. He remained a fixture in the game following his playing career, earning Hall of Fame recognition as a national broadcaster, and in later years as a Cardinals television analyst and a member of the Cardinals Hall of Fame.
On behalf of the entire Cardinals organization, I would like to express our deepest condolences to the McCarver family”.