One of the ALL TIME great Cardinals, never forget the battery of Gibson-McCarver.
When I first became a baseball fan, it was as a fan of the mid to late 60s Cardinals. Of course, Tim McCarver was on those teams. The lineup consisted of Brock, Flood, Maris, Cepeda, Shannon, Javier, McCarver, Maxville, and Gibson or White or Carlton, etc. I always enjoyed his TV work. RIP Tim McCarver.
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Tim was my first “Favorite Baseball Player,”
My first memories of MLB was the ‘67 World Series. Cards and Red Sox.
He was always one of my favorites. Gave you a lot of insight into the game had some very entertaining comments from time to time… RIP Tim
I used to have an LP that was from the '67 season. It was calls from Harry and Jack and went all the way through the series. I wish I still had that.
I first saw Tim McCarver when he was a 19 year old catcher for the Memphis Chicks. He was a good looking kid with a flattop hair cut. This was at Ray Winder field at Fair Park in Little Rock about 1960.
Memphis was playing the Travelers. i was a Little Leaguer at the time.
I met Tim and Ken Boyer after the Cardinal’s 1964 World series win. They came to Blytheville to sign autographs at the local Hay’s store on main street. I was in the first grade and my mom took me to meet them. There was no one there , except for us 4 , so we got to visit a bit. What a thrill for a young Cardinal fan! Unfortunately, I lost the baseball they signed over the years. RIP Tim ( and Ken) .
Definitely one of the best baseball commenters ever. Loved listening to him.
McCarver was one of the best . Loved to hear his stories about catching Gibson.
“Bob Gibson is the luckiest pitcher I ever saw. He always pitches when the other team doesn’t score any runs.”
- Tim McCarver
Too many Cardinals legends passing away in a short period of time. It’s like the entire 1960s lineup is gone. Spring training will never be the same with so many HOFs missing.
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