MLB Hall of Famer John Smoltz likely candidate to replace Tucker Carlson at Fox

As per reports, the MLB Hall of Famer is the likely candidate to replace Tucker Carlson


MLB Hall of Famer John Smoltz likely candidate to replace Tucker Carlson at Fox

Tucker Carlson (left) and John Smoltz (right)

In a sudden and unexpected turn of events, media outlet Fox News has parted ways with Tucker Carlson. The company informed this development on Monday night without providing any details on unforeseen departure. As per reports, MLB Fox sports analyst John Smoltz will replace him.

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Fox News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways. We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor,” the company said in their statement. His show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, was one of the most-watched hosts shows on the US Network. His show will now be replaced by Fox News Tonight. An official statement regarding the appointment of John Smoltz is yet to be made.

Smoltz, the MLB Hall of Famer, has been working behind the scenes since his retirement. He started serving as a color analyst alongside Joe Simpson for Braves games. He soon became an analyst for national TV and regularly called games for TBS. He joined Fox as a game analyst in 2014 and was paired with commentator Matt Vasgersian.

Smoltz would then replace Tom Verducci and Harold Reynolds as lead analysts for the 2016 season. He teamed up with Joe Buck and Joe Davis that year. In 2021, he won his first sports Emmy Award for his work as an event analyst.

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The man likely to replace Tucker Carlson – Who is John Smoltz

John Smoltz
John Smoltz playing for the Braves. (Image via Battery Power)

Well, John Smoltz is one of the greatest to grace the pitching mound. The Hall of Famer played for 22 seasons in the majors. He spent the majority of his career with the Atlanta Braves, representing them from 1988-2008. A brief stint of one year with the split between the Boston Red Sox and St Louis Cardinals followed.

An eight-time All-star, he was part of the Braves team that emerged victorious in the 1995 World Series. A year later he won the National League Cy Young Award with a record of 24-8. This equaled the most victories by an NL pitcher since 1972. After recovering from an injury in 2001, Smoltz spent four years as the team’s closing pitcher before returning to his usual role as starting pitcher.

In 2012, the Braves announced their decision to retire his number 29. The ceremony would take place in June 2012 before the game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Smoltz was elected as a first ballot Hall of Fame in 2015. He is the only pitcher in MLB history with 200 wins and 150 saves.

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