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Jack Buck

Sportscaster Jack Buck

Full Name: John Francis Buck
Profession: Sportscaster

Nationality:
United States of America
American

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.

Born: August 21, 1924
Birthplace: Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo

Died: June 18, 2002 (aged 77)

Events in the Life of Jack Buck

  • 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

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