Tim McCarver led the 2004 class of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield last night. McCarver played most of his career as a catcher for the Cardinals. In that time he won two World Series rings (1964, 1967) and played in two All-Star Games. The most memorable moment in his career came in Game 5 of the 1964 World Series when he hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning against the Yankees. He’s gone on to a successful career as a broadcaster, winning three Emmy’s for his work with Joe Buck. Former Kansas City Royals All-Star Hal McRae was also inducted on Sunday. He played in two All-Star Game and McRae played in Kansas City from 1973-1987, hitting over .300 six times. In 1985, he led the American League with 133 RBI’s. He also managed the Royals from 1991-1994. White Sox Broadcaster John Rooney was also inducted. He got his start in Lexington, Missouri and went on to broadcast Missouri basketball in the early 1980’s. He has also been the radio voice of the NCAA basketball tournament and has done baseball for FOX. Other inductees in the Class of 2004 included, former Kansas City Chief Jim Kearney, Independence native Rick Sutcliffe, power boat champion Bill Seebold Jr., Poplar Bluff native and former New Orleans Saint Derland Moore, Major League umpire Dave Phillips, former Cardinal trainer Gene Geiselmann, Former SMS baseball coach and current SMD Athletic Director Bill Rowe, tennis pioneer Jodie Adams, Vashon basketball coach Floyd Irons and Camdenton football coach Bob Shore. The 1954 National Champion Missouri baseball team, which Norm Stewart played for, was also inducted.
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Missouri Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2004