Broadcaster Tim McCarver to step down after 2013 season

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

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The 2013 season will be Tim McCarver's last alongside Joe Buck. (Getty Images)

Here's the news from CBSSports.com's Scott Miller:

Indeed, the 71-year-old McCarver, who's been a divisive presence in the Fox booth since 1996, will step down after the upcoming season. McCarver, whose 21-year playing career ended in 1980, has been calling games in some capacity since not long after he retired from playing. Over his career, he's broadcast games for all four major networks and won three Emmys. In 2012, he won the Ford C. Frick Award for Broadcasting Excellence, which is presented each year by the Baseball Hall of Fame.

MLB commissioner Bud Selig released the following statement:

"Tim McCarver has chronicled the national pastime on our biggest stages, including a record 23 World Series and 20 All-Star Games, for a generation of baseball fans. As an analyst, he has always thought like a manager in the dugout, and in the process he helped redefine what sports fans expected from the broadcast booth. Tim has led a remarkable baseball life since signing with the Cardinals in 1959, and all of us at Major League Baseball look forward to joining our partners at FOX Sports in honoring his Hall of Fame career throughout the 2013 season. On behalf of our 30 Clubs, I thank Tim for his important contributions to our game over the past seven decades."
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