Tim McCarver, who played 12 seasons with the Cardinals, and stepped down as the analyst with FOX after calling the 2013 World Series between the Cardinals and Red Sox, will be in the Cardinals broadcast booth in a limited role next season. The story was first reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
While all members of the broadcast team from last season will be back in 2014, it’s possible Mike Shannon will reduce his role even further following heart surgery. If that happens, Rick Horton and Al Hrabosky may pinch hit on the radio side with John Rooney. McCarver could come in to fill that open role on television.
McCarver was a catcher in St. Louis for 12 seasons. He won the World Series with the Cardinals in 1964 and 1967 and lost in ’68…all seven game series. McCarver hit .311 in 21 World Series games with two homers and 11 RBI.