Found November 01, 2013 on Unathletic:
You may not have liked anything he had to say, but you’ll always remember his voice. Baseball broadcaster Tim McCarver called his last game this evening, as the Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals to win the 2013 World Series. McCarver plans to retire from broadcasting after a 33-year career. Before becoming a broadcaster, McCarver had a 21-year career in the majors as a catcher. He made two All-Star teams and won two World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals. While he was a definite “love him or hate him” guy in the booth, most everyone agreed he would be missed. [Continue Reading] [Click on the photo to see the video]

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