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McCarver, Tim

Overview
Works: 62 works in 91 publications in 1 language and 3,245 library holdings
Genres: History  Anecdotes  Biography  Miscellanea  Humor  Juvenile works 
Roles: Narrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: GV867.3, 796.357
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Tim McCarver's baseball for brain surgeons and other fans : understanding and interpreting the game so you can watch it like a pro by Tim McCarver ( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tim McCarver, major league baseball's premier analyst, has been surprising and delighting viewers for years with his remarkable insight. Fans who once were content to merely watch baseball were stimulated into wanting to think baseball as well. McCarver brings to the booth a combination of twenty-one years of major league service and nearly twenty more in broadcasting. There is nobody better at explaining the game than McCarver, and it is a rare game in which the viewer does not learn something new and unusual. Now he is putting down on paper all he knows about the sport, producing this unique perspective on how America's pastime should be played and watched. With his unmistakable wit and storytelling verve, McCarver succinctly explains the fundamentals and proper mechanics of baseball at the level necessary for success in the major leagues. Once the skills have been learned, the viewer can devise smart strategies, getting into the heads of the players, coaches, and managers: When should a player or manager be conservative or aggressive; what factors change as the count goes deeper; how do you set up an effective running game, and how can a defense try to sabotage it' This book is a gold mine for all fans, from brain surgeons and rocket scientists to beginners who want to start with the basics. (Even major leaguers will be able to pick up some pointers.) With a deeper knowledge and understanding of baseball, any fan will be able to watch it like a pro
The perfect season : why 1998 was baseball's greatest year by Tim McCarver ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tim McCarver's diamond gems favorite baseball stories from the legends of the game ( )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Not-so great moments in sports ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
You are about to see some of the rarest, most amusing, most amazing sports scenes ever captured on film. These are the not so great moments every athlete would like to forget!
Slimey's world games ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Slimey competes in the Worm Summer Games. With coaching from Oscar the Grouch, he shows how practice and determination can pay off
Few and chosen : defining Cardinal greatness across the eras by Tim McCarver ( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part historical catalog, part biography, and part baseball primer for beginners and experts alike, this account lists the arguably best five players at each position by one of the best players in St. Louis historyTim McCarver. The book is ideal for any baseball fan who wants to learn more about the game and includes immortals such as Cy Young, Stan Musial, Ozzie Smith, Bob Gibson, Lou Brock, Curt Flood, Leo Durocher, Steve Carlton, and Mark McGwire
Baseball anecdotes by Daniel Okrent ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
SUMMARY: A colorful and entertaining anecdotal history of baseball in the U.S., with stories that offer glimpses of legendary heroes from Cartwright to Buckner
The perfect season why 1998 was baseball's greatest year by Tim McCarver ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive account of 1998 and the perfect souvenir of baseball's greatest year. With it, fans can remember the season in which they got back into the habit of watching the game and reestablished baseball as America's Pastime
Not so great moments in sports: Take 3 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All new, all unbelievable - these are some of the finest, most humorous moments in sports
Minnesota Twins ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two hour-long films summarizing the highlights of the 1987 and 1991 World Series featuring the Minnesota Twins. The 1987 World Series inaugurated the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in fine style, and their triumph over the St. Louis Cardinals extended through seven games, filled with nail-biting tension. The core of both teams was the same: manager Tom Kelly; hitters Kirby Puckett and Kent Hrbek; and pitchers Frank Viola and Jack Morris, supplemented by the likes of Gary Gaetti, Jeff Reardon, Scott Erickson, and Chuck Knoblauch--and of course the Homer Hanky-wielding fans turning the Metrodome into a house of horrors for opposing teams. Many consider the 1991 series among the greatest ever played, as the Twins faced down the powerhouse Atlanta Braves
1992 Winter Olympics highlights video ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Highlights of the 1992 Winter Olympic Games held in Albertville, France
Cincinnati ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cincinnati Reds have been playing professional baseball in one form or another since 1869, and through the years, they have had a variety of legendary players don the uniform. In the early and mid 1970s "The Big Red Machine" had arguably the best starting lineup from top to bottom of the previous three decades: Johnny Bench, Tony Perez, Joe Morgan, Dave Concepcion, Pete Rose, Cesar Geronimo, George Foster, and Ken Griffey. Their championship 1975 season resulted in the now legendary Game 6 against the Boston Red Sox, followed by an awesome display of professionalism and dominance in the 1976 World Series as the Reds swept the star-struck New York Yankees. After a fourteen year drought, the Reds again swept their opponent in a significant upset. Cincinnati out-pitched and out-played the defending champions, the Oakland Athletics, and completed a wire-to-wire season with their fifth championship in franchise history
Oakland Athletics ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The "A's"--Originated in Philadelphia, moved to Kansas City, finally settled in Oakland--captured the first World Series in their new home in 1972 against the Johnny Bench led Cincinnati Reds. In 1973, the "Swingin' A's" (thanks to their in-clubhouse fighting and hitting) took down Yogi Berra's New York Mets. Pitcher Rollie Fingers performance in '74 led to Most Valuable Player status for him, as the A's won in five over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 1989 Series was the first featuring teams in the same metro area since 1956, as the A's took on their cross bay rivals, the San Francisco Giants. At 5:04 pm, October 17, action in game three was halted by the Loma Prieta earthquake, which delayed subsequent games for ten days. After resuming play, the Oakland boys needed only four games to topple the Giants, but this emotional series transcended baseball
Phillies ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follow the Philadelphia Phillies in their four World Series appearances. The 1950 "Whiz Kids," were (at average age 26) the youngest team to play in a World Series to that point, but were swept by the New York Yankees. After a drought of 30 years, in 1980 the Phillies returned with a veteran group who, if they lacked athleticism, made few mental errors and played sharp fundamental baseball, for the first (and so far only) World Series win in Phillies history. By 1983 the Phillies were older--the "Wheeze Kids"--Who won their fifth division title, the Series opener against the Baltimore Orioles, yet lost the Series 4-1. A decade later, in 1993, they faced off against the defending Toronto Blue Jays, losing games 3 & 4 at home. Game 4 was particularly memorable, as the 15-14 loss was the highest scoring game in World Series history, the longest game, and the Phillies set a record for the most runs by a losing team in Series history
All stars : one team, one season by Kelly LaDuke ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blue Jays ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On October 20, 1992 at the SkyDome in Toronto, the Blue Jays won the first World Series game played outside the US, and went on to win a nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat battle against the Atlanta Braves. Two evenly matched teams, four one-run games, and heartbreak--the second straight year--for the Braves and their fans. Toronto brought their country to its feet and out into the streets with a sense of national pride the first time a Canadian team appeared in what was now, truly, a World Series. 1993 saw the second in a row played outside the US and the first (and only as of 2007) won outside the US as the aging "Wheeze Kids" of the Philadelphia Phillies faced off against the defending Blue Jays. With Toronto ahead 3 games to 2, Joe Carter hit a game-winning three-run homer in the bottom of the 9th in Game 6 for the Toronto win, and their second consecutive championship (the first repeaters since the 1977-78 Yankees). This was the second Series concluded by such a home run, and the first where a come-from-behind walk-off home run won a Series. O, Canada
The St. Louis Cardinals 2006 World Series ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 2006, the St. Louis Cardinals captured the franchise's 10th World Series championship. A team that went 83-78 in the regular season, that sustained two eight-game losing streaks and another seven-game skid, had to go to the last day of the season to secure the division title. After going 11-5 in the playoffs, the Redbirds claimed the biggest prize of all. At the end of September, only the truest of true believers were still on the bandwagon, but the playoff opener in San Diego the Cardinals played with sharpness, purpose, and passion. After a season of doubt, they played like champions in October
The St. Louis Cardinals 2006 World Series ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 2006, the St. Louis Cardinals captured the franchise's 10th World Series championship. A team that went 83-78 in the regular season, that sustained two eight-game losing streaks and another seven-game skid, had to go to the last day of the season to secure the division title. After going 11-5 in the playoffs, the Redbirds claimed the biggest prize of all. At the end of September, only the truest of true believers were still on the bandwagon, but the playoff opener in San Diego the Cardinals played with sharpness, purpose, and passion. After a season of doubt, they played like champions in October
The St. Louis Cardinals greatest games of Busch Stadium 1966-2005. Cardinals vs Cubs ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Babe Ruth's home run record stood for 34 years. Roger Maris' record stood three years longer than Ruth's, until 1998. The race to break the record had become a media spectacle as the lead swung back and forth between Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, and Ken Griffey, Jr. On September 8th, St. Louis Cardinal Mark McGwire broke the single-season home run record by slugging his sixty-second of the year off the Chicago Cubs' Steve Trachsel. Fittingly, Sosa--McGwire's closest running mate in the race to break sixty-one--was also playing, and members of Roger Maris' family attended. Memorably, a stadium worker found the ball and gave it to McGwire. McGwire finished the 1998 season with 70 home runs
The St. Louis Cardinals 2006 World Series ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 2006, the St. Louis Cardinals captured the franchise's 10th World Series championship. A team that went 83-78 in the regular season, that sustained two eight-game losing streaks and another seven-game skid, had to go to the last day of the season to secure the division title. After going 11-5 in the playoffs, the Redbirds claimed the biggest prize of all. At the end of September, only the truest of true believers were still on the bandwagon, but the playoff opener in San Diego the Cardinals played with sharpness, purpose, and passion. After a season of doubt, they played like champions in October
 
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