John Francis "Jack" Buck (August 21, 1924 - June 18, 2002) was an American sportscaster, best known for his work announcing Major League Baseball games of the St. Louis Cardinals. He is the father of Fox Sports lead NFL and MLB announcer Joe Buck.
Buck was recognizable by his deep, gravelly voice, penchant for sardonic irony, and his distinctive play-by-play calls. Among these were Buck's descriptions of, The Green Bay Packers 1967 Ice Bowl, 2nd Half CBS announcing duties with Ray Scott & Frank Gifford, "(Third and Goal Quarterback sneak, Touch Down GREEN BAY!)" Kirk Gibson's dramatic game-winning pinch-hit home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series ("This is gonna be a home run! I don't believe what I just saw. I don't BELIEVE what I just saw!"), Ozzie Smith's walk-off home run in Game 5 of the 1985 National League Championship Series ("Go crazy, folks! Go crazy!"), Jack Clark's three-run home run two days later in Game 6 ("Adios! Goodbye! And maybe, that's a winner!"), Tom Herr's walk-off grand slam home run against the New York Mets in April 1987 ("A Grand Slam-a!"), Kirby Puckett's iconic walk-off home run in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series ("And we'll see you tomorrow night!"), and Mark McGwire's single season record-tying home run in 1998 ("Pardon me while I stand up and applaud!").
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... CBS handled the national radio broadcast of the 1988 World Series, with Jack Buck providing play-by-play and Bill White as the analyst ... This was Buck's call ... It begins here with Buck speculating on what might happen if Gibson manages to reach base.. ...
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... Date Teams Announcers April 14, 1990 Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Los Angeles @ Houston Jack Buck and Tim McCarver Dick Stockton and Jim Kaat April 21, 1990 ... Louis @ Chicago Cubs San Francisco @ Houston Jack Buck and Tim McCarver Dick Stockton and Jim Kaat June 30, 1990 Oakland @ Toronto July 7, 1990 Chicago Cubs @ San Francisco Minnesota @ New York Yankees July 10 ... Boston Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati Dick Stockton and Jim Kaat Jack Buck and Tim McCarver August 25, 1990 New York Mets @ Los Angeles Boston @ Toronto Jack Buck and Tim McCarver Dick Stockton ...
... The Dodger right-hander is set and here's his pitch to Jack Clark. 5 and they may go to the World Series on THAT one, folks! —Calling Jack Clark's 9th inning three-run home run off Niedenfuer in Game 6 of the 1985 National League ...
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