Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 3/27/13
NEW YORK (AP) Tim McCarver will make his 55th straight season of Major League Baseball his last. The two-time champion catcher will call the World Series this year and then retire from his analyst job at Fox. "I wanted to step down while I know I can still do the job and proud of the job I've done," the 71-year-old McCarver said during a conference call Wednesday. His health is good, McCarver said. So are his passion and energy for the game. It was just time. "It's not a tough call," he said. "It's not a sad thing for me." McCarver had been thinking about moving on for a couple of years. This winter, Fox executives visited him at his home in Florida to discuss extending his contract, which expired after the 2013 season. They never even started negotiations. McCarver had already made up his mind. He has worked 28 consecutive MLB postseasons on network television dating to 1984, providing analysis for a record 23 World Series. McCarver got his start in broadcasting in 1980 wi...
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