Tim McCarver Biography

December 14, 2018
First published on:December 14, 2018
by William Olver

Facts of Tim McCarver

Birth Name James Timothy McCarver
Birth Place Memphis, Tennessee
Famous Name Tim McCarver
Birth Date October 16, 1941
Horoscope Libra
Father Edward McCarver
Mother Alice McCarver
Net Worth $8 million
Salary $65,000
Height 6 feet (1.82m)
Weight 88 kg (194 lbs)
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Sportscaster and Color Commentator
Famous for Rude Behaviors towards players
Started career as Baseball Player
Currently Working For Fox Sports
Awards 2001&2002&2003 Sports Emmy Award; 2012 Ford C.Frick Award,
School attended Christian Brothers High School
Currently Married Yes
Married to Anne McDaniel
Children Kathy McCarver and Kelly McCarver
Religion N/A

Tim McCarver is an American Sportscaster and color commentator who mostly worked for Fox Sports Network. Tim is also a former professional baseball catcher for World Series Champion St.Louis Cardinals. As a sports analyst, he has won three Emmy Awards. Tim has hosted several shows for NBC, Fox Sports, and CBS.


The former host of "The Tim McCarver Show", Tim has an estimated net worth over $8 million. During his major league career, McCarver earned around $150,000 as an average salary. As a sportscaster, his salary is estimated to be around $55,000. Tim married his longtime girlfriend Anne McDaniel, to whom he has two beautiful children; Kathy and Kelly.

Tim Mccarver Early Life

James Timothy McCarver was born on October 16, 1941, in Memphis, Tennessee, to parents Edward and Alice Mccarver. McCarver's father is a former police officer, while his mother was a housewife, who raised him alongside his six siblings. Unfortunately, there isn't any detailed information about his siblings.

McCarver attended an all-male Catholic School called Christian Brothers High School in Memphis. Further, he attended several colleges for six seasons during his baseball career but never graduated.

CAPTION: Tim McCarver playing for Philadelphia Phillies SOURCE: TopsBaseball

In 1959, he signed with the professional baseball team St.Louis Cardinals and played for the minor league teams. At 17, he reached the Major League Baseball (MLB) level and in 1963, he was called for the Major League Tournament.   

Tim Mccarver Net Worth and Salary

As of 2018, the former baseball player has an estimated net worth over $8 million. Mccarver gained most of the earnings through his 21 years of a professional baseball career.

Currently, the reported annual salary for top baseball players is around $20 million. While playing for Major League teams in the '80s, Mccarver's average salary was reported to be $150,000.

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McCarver has also enjoyed prominence as a color commentator on the national networks. It is estimated that his annual salary as a sportscaster is somewhere between $45,000-$65,000.

Besides baseball earnings, his net worth also includes a stunning Audi A4 car which costs up to $50,000 and a beautiful house located in Memphis. Unfortunately, there isn't any detailed information regarding his personal properties.

Tim Mccarver Professional Life

McCarver dedicated 21 years of his life on Baseball. Later, he became one of the most renown sportscasters and currently, he broadcasts game shows for FOX Sports.

Playing Career  

In 1959, McCarver began playing major leagues for St.Loius Cardinals. He played in three World Series with Cardinals during 1960.

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In 1966, he became the first and only catcher still to lead the National League in Triples, with 13. In 1967, McCarver ranked second for the National League Most Valuable Player Award, besides Orlando Cepeda.

From 1959-1980, he played major league baseball with the popular teams like St.Loius Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos, and Boston Red Sox.  

CAPTION: Tim McCarver inducted in Cardinals Hall of Fame SOURCE: FoxSports

McCarver was inducted into 2017 Cardinals Hall of Fame for his contributions towards the baseball.

Career Highlights

Year Highlights and Awards
1964, 1967 World Series Champion
1966,1967 All-Star 
2001, 2002, 2003 Sports Emmy Award
2012 Ford C.Frick Award
2017 St.Loius Cardinals Hall of Fame

He retired after the 1979 season and began broadcasting for the local television station called WPHL-TV, in Philadelphia.

Broadcasting Career

Tim Mccarver began his broadcasting career as a reporter at WPHL-TV and a  backup commentator for NBC in 1980. From 1980-2013, he worked for all four Major US Television networks such as NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox Sports.

CAPTION: Tim McCarver with Dan Mclaughlin SOURCE: Sporting News

As a field reporter and play-by-play announcer, McCarver has called the 1984 National League Series, 1988 Winter Olympics, 2003 and 2013 World Series

In 2013, he left Fox Sports as a color commentator and became the part-time analyst for St.loius Cardinals on Fox Sports Midwest. Till the present date, he stills broadcasts for a handful of games.

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In 2012, National Baseball Hall of Fame presented him the "2012 Ford C.Frick Award" for broadcasting.

Tim Mccarver Personal Life

Regarding the personal life of Tim McCarver, he is 77 years as of 2018. Further, his star sign is Libra. Mccarver married his longtime girlfriend Anne Mcdaniel in 1964, to whom he has two beautiful daughters.

The couple welcomed their first daughter Kathy McCarver in 1966, and second daughter Kelly Mccarver in 1968. McCarver has always remained silent regarding his personal life. It appears that Tim, the former talk show host is inactive on social media.

During his broadcasting career, McCarver became known for his rude behavior towards the young players. Darryl Strawberry, Davey Johnson, Manny Ramirez, and Joe Torre are some of the people who were heavily criticized by McCarver.

Tim Mccarver Facts

Some of the facts of Tim McCarver are:

  • Age: 77 years
  • Birthplace: Memphis Tennessee
  • Star Sign: Libra
  • Height: 6 feet (1.82m)
  • Weight: 88 kg (194 lbs)
  • Wife: Anne Mcdaniel
  • Salary: $150,000
  • Net Worth: $8 million
  • He is the host for his own syndicated interview program called "The Tim McCarver Show".

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