Regarded by many as baseball's premier television analyst, Tim McCarver serves as lead game analyst for MLB on FOX, teaming with play-by-play announcer Joe Buck. Familiar to all fans who watch baseball's jewel events, McCarver won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Event Analyst in 2000 and is the only network television baseball analyst to broadcast the last 11 regular and post-seasons including 13 of the last 17 World Series.
McCarver joined FOX Sports after a two-year stint as a game analyst for "The Baseball Network" broadcasts on ABC Sports. He rejoined ABC in 1994 after a four-year run with CBS Sports. Along with his network baseball experience, McCarver also worked local telecasts for the Philadelphia Phillies (1980-82), New York Mets (1983-98), New York Yankees (1999-2001) and San Francisco Giants (2002-current).
McCarver served as lead analyst for CBS Sports' broadcasts of Major League Baseball, including the All-Star game, National League Championship Series and World Series from 1990 to 1993. He teamed with Joe's father Jack Buck for the network's first two seasons in 1990-1991 and then teamed with Sean McDonough in 1992-1993.
During his first stint as an analyst for ABC's baseball coverage from 1984-89, McCarver covered the 1984 and 1986 NLCS, the 1985, 1987 and 1989 World Series, and the 1986 and 1988 All-Star games.
In 1959, McCarver signed with the St. Louis Cardinals out of Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition to 12 seasons with the Redbirds, he spent 8 1/2 years with the Philadelphia Phillies, half a season with the Montreal Expos, and two seasons with the Boston Red Sox. One of handful of four-decade players in major league history spanning from 1959-80, McCarver played in two All-Star games (1966 & 1967), three League Championship Series (1976-78), was a member of two world championship teams in St. Louis (1964 & 1967) and was the hottest hitter in the 1964 World Series against the New York Yankees when he led all regulars with a .478 batting average.