Tim McCarver, who will work the All-Star Game for Fox Tuesday, will accept the Ford C. Frick Award that honors broadcasters during induction weekend in Cooperstown July 21-22, a nod his partner, Joe Buck, called “overdue.’’
“I think his overall contribution to the game is unmatched by anyone in the Hall of Fame,’’ Buck said. “Tim’s done it all.’’
McCarver, 70, cited his combined 19 years analyzing Mets and Yankees games on local television in helping make him the broadcaster he is.
“As the saying goes, if you can make it here you can make it anywhere, and I did,’’ he said. “I’m very proud of the 19 years I worked in New York.’’
McCarver recalled the heady days of calling Mets games in the mid-1980s, when they briefly owned the town.
“I think for anybody connected with that team,’’ he said, “there was a rush of confidence in the job you were doing, we as broadcasters and they as players, that I had never had before.’