Tim McCarver Named Baseball Hall Of Fame Frick Award Winner
December 7, 2011 at 8:18 AM (PT)
TIM MCCARVER has been selected as the next honoree of the FORD C. FRICK Award from the NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM. The award is presented annually to honor baseball broadcasters; MCCARVER, presently an analyst for FOX SPORTS, is the second primarily television commentator to be honored by the HALL, after TONY KUBEK's induction in 2009.
"TIM MCCARVER has been the face and voice of baseball's biggest moments on national television," HALL OF FAME president JEFF IDELSON said. "His wit and intuition, combined with his passion for the game and his down-home style, delivers a trusted insight for viewers. TIM's journey in reaching baseball broadcasting's highest honor has connected generations of NEW YORK METS fans as well as audiences across the country for more than 30 years."
After a major league career primarily spent with the ST. LOUIS CARDINALS and PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (plus stops with the BOSTON RED SOX and MONTREAL EXPOS), MCCARVER joined the PHILLIES' TV crew on WPHL-TV/PHILADELPHIA in 1981, moving to METS television in 1983 at then-WOR-TV/NEW YORK. He served as analyst on NBC, ABC, and CBS/THE BASEBALL NETWORK coverage until joining FOX in 1996. MCCARVER also handled NEW YORK YANKEES and SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS games.