McCarver wins Hall of Fame's Frick Award
DALLAS (AP) - Tim McCarver won the Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting excellence on Wednesday.
The former All-Star catcher and current Fox announcer has been an analyst on national television networks for three decades. He also was part of the broadcast crews for the Phillies, Mets, Yankees and Mets.
The 70-year-old McCarver will be honored in Cooperstown during the induction weekend in late July. This week, Chicago Cubs third baseman Ron Santo was elected to the Hall a year after his death.
Known for his folksy manner and exacting detail in discussing elements of the game, McCarver is the second person to win the Frick Award primarily as an analyst. Tony Kubek was honored in 2009.
Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson said McCarver has been "the face and voice of baseball's biggest moments on national television."
McCarver has worked for Fox since 1996. He previously was with NBC, ABC and CBS, and has won six national Emmy Awards.