John Francis "Jack" Buck (21 August 1924-18 June 2002) helped to define American sports broadcasting in the second half of the Twentieth Century. Beginning as a partner of Harry Caray, he became the radio voice of the St. Louis Cardinals. He expanded to play-by-play and color work in other sports. Buck also worked in television, covering sports including baseball, football, and bowling.

Besides broadcasting, Buck was a poet, a philanthropist, and a genuine lover of life. He hosted a radio "open house" each Christmas for listeners of St. Louis radio station KMOX-AM. He was the first host of KMOX's "At Your Service" program, the precursor to modern, interactive talk radio. His initial guest was Eleanor Roosevelt. Buck was inducted into several halls of fame, including Cooperstown.

Following his example, some of Buck's children followed him into broadcasting, including son Joe, who himself became a Cards radio announcer.

He died of complications from lung cancer and Parkinson's Disease.

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Becoming a Sportscaster
Interview with Jack Buck by American Sportscasters Association President Lou Schwartz at the 2000 Sports Emmy Awards dinner.
Jack Buck Book Event
Charity fund raiser sponsored by the announcer. Includes welcome, book of stories and poems for sale, details about the Gateway Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and CF, and a biography.
St. Louis Walk of Fame: Jack Buck
Homage with photograph, biographical sketch, induction details, and links to others inducted.
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