Tim McCarver: All-Star Catcher in Hall of Fame as Broadcaster

From a New York Times obit by Bruce Weber headlined “Tim McCarver, 81, All-Star Catcher in Hall of Fame as Broadcaster, Dies”:

Tim McCarver, a durable big-league catcher who played in four decades, made two All-Star teams and won two World Series championships, but whose greater renown derived from his career as a Hall of Fame broadcaster, died on Thursday in Memphis.

Known for his shrewd analysis of strategy, his literate use of metaphor and his penchant for predicting what was about to unfold on the field, often correctly, McCarver was sometimes a play-by-play announcer but most often a color man, a role that better suited his gift of gab.