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McCarver retiring

Baseball analyst Tim McCarver said Wednesday he will retire from his position at Fox after this season. “I wanted to step down while I know I can still do the job and proud of the job I’ve done,” he said during a conference call. The 71-year-old said he had been thinking about moving on for a couple of years. Fox executives visited him at his home in Florida this winter to discuss extending his contract, which expired after the 2013 season, and McCarver already had made up his mind. The former All-Star catcher has worked 28 consecutive Major League Baseball postseasons on network television dating to 1984, providing analysis for a record 23 World Series. Last year, he was honored by baseball’s Hall of Fame with the Ford C. Frick Award for major contributions to baseball broadcasting. – AP



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