Full Name: Jack Buck [John Francis Buck]
Why Famous: Best known for his work announcing St. Louis Cardinals MLB games. His excellent play-by-play work earned him recognition from numerous Halls of Fame, including the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame, and National Radio Hall of Fame.
Some of his most famous calls include the dramatic walk-off home runs hit by Ozzie Smith in Game 5 of the 1985 NLCS, by Kirk Gibson in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, and by Kirby Puckett in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series.
- 2001-09-17 Despite suffering from lung cancer and Parkinson's disease, Jack Buck stirs emotions by reading a patriotic-themed poem during the pregame ceremonies on baseball's first night back after the September 11th terrorist attacks