Broadcast legend Tim McCarver announced Wednesday that he will be hanging up the headset at the end of the 2013 season. Fox’s lead baseball analyst has been a mainstay of Major League Baseball for 34 years and has manned the broadcast booth for 28 of them, 18 with play-by-play man Joe Buck.
McCarver stated that he wanted to retire while he could still do the job. He informed Fox in February that he would not seek a new contract when his current one ends at the end of this year.
McCarver may already have plans for his retirement, per comments made on a conference call from his home. Those plans include taking cooking classes in Italy and reading – at least until reading gets old.
If you have time, check out MLB’s journalistic tribute to the career of McCarver through the link below.