The Buck Stops Here


Dan Ceasar of the St. Louis Post Dispatch writes:

For the first time since 1960, there won’t be a Buck in a Cardinals broadcast booth this year. Joe Buck, who had been doing the play-by-play for a few Redbirds games on FSN Midwest in recent seasons, has decided not to return in order to enjoy himself at the ballpark in a nonworking capacity.His departure ends a lengthy run of Bucks in the booth. His dad joined the club’s radio broadcast team in 1954 and was there every year except 1960 until falling ill after the 2001 season and dying the following year.

Read the entire story here.

While Joe is a great broadcaster in his own right, the news got me thinking of Joe’s father, the legendary Jack Buck, and all that his voice meant to me, listening to the games as a kid with my grandfather.  I dug up this old song about Jack.  Enjoy!

That’s a winner!

Here’s a montage of all of Jack’s greatest calls, and here’s a link to his 9-11 poem. We miss you Jack.