Tim McCarver: Hall of Fame broadcaster returning for 30 Cardinals games


Hall of Fame broadcaster and former St. Louis Cardinals catcher Tim McCarver is set to return to broadcast 30 games in the 2015 season, FOX Sports Midwest announced on Friday.

McCarver, the 2012 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, retired from the national FOX broadcasts following the 2013 World Series. However, he wanted to stay involved with the game and joined the Cardinals broadcast team for the 2014 season.

The rest of the St. Louis broadcast team is will return for the season. Dan McLaughlin will server as the primary announcer for play-by-play while Ricky Horton will continue to fill in when Dan has the day off. In addition to McCarver serving as an commentator, both Horton and Al Hrabosky will continue in the roles. Pat Parris, Jim Hayes and Jim Edmonds will be back for both the pregame and postgame shows.

"“I enjoyed working with Dan — I had no idea I’d be as happy working with Dan as it turned out to be,” McCarver said. “He’s a great guy, thoroughly professional, works harder than anybody I’ve ever worked with."

"“I’m looking forward to getting back into that, but that’s a couple months down the road.”"

McCarver will be in St. Louis this weekend to raise money for the National Children’s Cancer Society at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel Doubletree. Hosted by Dan McLaughlin, a panel discussion will include McCarver and Hall of Fame pitchers Bob Gibson and Steve Carlton. The trio is appearing on stage for the first time. It won’t be cheap but listening to them tell their stories will make for an interesting experience!