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Tim McCarver

Tim McCarver

Position(s):
C, 3B, LF, OF, 1B, DH
Born:
October 16, 1941
Bats:
Left
Throws:
Right
Height:
6'
Weight:
183 lbs
Major League Debut:
9-10-1959 with SLN

Intro

One of the best catcher sin the National League in the 1960s, Tim McCarver was a solid backstop on three Cardinals pennant-winners. He was so good at handling pitchers that he ended up playing until he was 38 years old, having become the first receiver to catch games in four different decades. After his playing career, McCarver spurned offers to stay in the game as a coach or manager, and embarked on a highly-successful career as a broadcaster.

Quotes From

"When we die, they should bury Steve Carlton and myself, sixty-feet, six-inches apart."

Best Season

The only thing he did wrong in '67 was struggle against Red Sox pitching in the World Series. McCarver batted .295 with 14 homers and 69 RBI, and walked more than he struck out (as he always did). He finished second in MVP voting to teammate Orlando Cepeda.

Factoid 1

In 1966, Tim McCarver became the first catcher to lead his league in triples. He hit 13 triples that season.

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1964 World Series, 1967 World Series, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Tim McCarver, Tim McCarver Stadium, broadcaster

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