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‘2001 WS end prophecy’ MLB commentator McCarver dies

“Mariano Rivera throws a cutter towards the body of left-handed hitters.먹튀검증 At this time, left-handed hitters often hit hits that slightly cross the infield as the bat breaks. It is dangerous to defend the infield forward.”

In Game 7 of the 2001 World Series in the American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB) where the Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Yankees met, 2-2 in the bottom of the ninth with one out and bases loaded, commentator Tim McCarver said this.

As soon as McCarver finished speaking, Rivera threw a cutter, and left-handed hitter Luis Gonzalez gave Arizona its first World Series championship ring with a lucky hit that went slightly over the infield.

The Yankees defended forward in the infield, aiming for a double play at home, but if they were in a normal defensive position, Gonzalez’s batting ball could be caught by the shortstop.

The Associated Press reported that Macarver, a famous commentator and former major league all-star catcher who boasted such sharp analysis and in-depth knowledge, died of heart disease on the 17th (Korean time). He is 82 years old.

Born in 1941, McCarver joined the St. Louis Cardinals in 1959 and played catcher for 21 seasons until 1980.

He won two World Series championships in 1964 and 1967 as the starting catcher for St. Louis.

In particular, he was famous as the exclusive catcher for two pitchers inducted into the Hall of Fame, including Bob Gibson, the best black right-handed pitcher ever with 251 wins and 3,117 strikeouts in the major leagues, and left-hander Steve Carlton, who won four Cy Young awards.

When Carleton was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1994, he said, “Behind every successful pitcher, there is a smart catcher. I didn’t throw the inside ball well in my early days as a pro, but McCarver moved right behind the hitter and forced me to throw it toward the body.” .

After his retirement, McCarver enjoyed a second heyday as a commentator.

Having broadcast the World Series 24 times for ABC, CBS, and Fox Sports, when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a commentator in 2012, he defined broadcasting as “translating to viewers” and then said, “It is easy to convey while maintaining realism. It’s a difficult thing,” he said.

McCarver also worked with Joe Buck (54), one of the most famous sports announcers in the United States, for 18 years.

Buck, who suffered from numerous ‘anti-fans’ due to monotonous broadcasting, said at the news of McCarver’s death, “He is the one who taught me how to deal with criticism. He was the first to go to the baseball field every day and taught me how to do a national broadcast.” commemorated

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