ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – It’s a story you’ve heard on KMOX multiple times. It’s about a St. Louis kid in the 1970s, who loved Cardinals baseball, and how the voice of the Birds on the Bat helped him survive a near-death experience at 9 years old.
The difference this time, is we hear the story of the relationship between Jack Buck and John O’Leary through the voice of Jack’s son, Joe Buck:
O’Leary has told this story to KMOX’s Tom Ackerman on multiple occasions:
March 14, 2017:
This weekend is a tragically, perfect time for this story to resurface. Sunday is Father’s Day, and Buck was clearly a father figure in O’Leary’s life. And, Sunday, June 18 is the 15-year anniversary of Buck’s death in 2002.
This story will be aired on the MLB Network throughout the weekend.