PHOTOS: Remembering Jack Buck

For almost five decades Jack Buck was the voice of the Cardinals in the KMOX radio booth.  Here we take a look back at some of our favorite moments from his KMOX career.  Share your favorite memories below.
For almost five decades Jack Buck was the voice of the Cardinals in the KMOX radio booth. Here we take a look back at some of our favorite moments from his KMOX career. Share your favorite memories below.
Jack Buck
Jack Buck
St. Louis Cardinals' and Hall of Fame broadcaster Jack Buck sits with his feet in a bucket of ice water as he goes to the towel in an attempt to beat the 102 degree heat while broadcasting the St. Louis Cardinals'-Montreal Expos game  in the KMOX Radio booth at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on September 6, 1990. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Jack Buck St. Louis Cardinals' and Hall of Fame broadcaster Jack Buck sits with his feet in a bucket of ice water as he goes to the towel in an attempt to beat the 102 degree heat while broadcasting the St. Louis Cardinals'-Montreal Expos game in the KMOX Radio booth at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on September 6, 1990. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Jack Buck and 13-year-old Lance Holzhauser in the broadcast booth. Holzhauser was a victim of cystic fibrosis.  Buck wrote about this experience in his book Jack Buck: "That's A Winner!" as one of his favorite memories in the booth.
Jack Buck Jack Buck and 13-year-old Lance Holzhauser in the broadcast booth. Holzhauser was a victim of cystic fibrosis. Buck wrote about this experience in his book Jack Buck: "That's A Winner!" as one of his favorite memories in the booth.
Jack Buck, Harry Caray and Joe Garagiola at the KMOX mic in the late 1950's
Jack Buck, Harry Caray and Joe Garagiola at the KMOX mic in the late 1950's
Jack Buck, Harry Caray and Joe Garagiola at the KMOX mic in the late 1950's
Jack Buck, Harry Caray and Joe Garagiola at the KMOX mic in the late 1950's
Jack Buck
Jack Buck
Jack Buck
Jack Buck
Harry Caray and Jack Buck
Harry Caray and Jack Buck
Harry Caray and Jack Buck
Harry Caray and Jack Buck
St. Louis Cardinals' and Hall of Fame broadcaster Jack Buck, has a laugh with rock and roll legend Chuck Berry before the Cards-Cinncinnati Reds game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 1, 2001. UPI/Bill Greenblastt
Jack Buck St. Louis Cardinals' and Hall of Fame broadcaster Jack Buck, has a laugh with rock and roll legend Chuck Berry before the Cards-Cinncinnati Reds game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 1, 2001. UPI/Bill Greenblastt
Jack and Carole Buck
Jack and Carole Buck
Jack and Carole Buck
Jack and Carole Buck
The Buck Family
The Buck Family
Jack Buck
Jack Buck
Jack Buck interviews Eleanor Roosevelt during the first  "At Your Service" program (KMOX archive)
Jack Buck interviews Eleanor Roosevelt during the first "At Your Service" program Jack Buck interviews Eleanor Roosevelt during the first "At Your Service" program (KMOX archive)
Jack Buck interviews Eleanor Roosevelt during the first  "At Your Service" program
Jack Buck interviews Eleanor Roosevelt during the first "At Your Service" program
Jack Buck and Whitey Herzog
Jack Buck and Whitey Herzog
Jack Buck
Jack Buck
Jack Buck
Jack Buck
Credit: KMOX
Jack Buck Credit: KMOX
Charlie Brennan and Jack Buck
Charlie Brennan and Jack Buck Charlie Brennan and Jack Buck
Bob Starr, Jack Buck and Mike Shannon (KMOX file photo)
Bob Starr, Jack Buck and Mike Shannon Bob Starr, Jack Buck and Mike Shannon (KMOX file photo)
(Credit: KMOX)
Jack Buck (Credit: KMOX)
Jack Buck
Jack Buck
Jack Buck and Jack Carney (KMOX archives)
Jack Buck and Jack Carney Jack Buck and Jack Carney (KMOX archives)
Buck and Owens
Buck and Owens
Jack Buck and Jackie Robinson
Jack Buck and Jackie Robinson
Jack Buck
Jack Buck
Jack Buck in the broadcast booth
Jack Buck in the broadcast booth
Jack Buck
Jack Buck
KMOX file photo
Joe and Jack Buck KMOX file photo
Sportsman's Park
Sportsman's Park
Jack Buck and Willie Mays
Jack Buck and Willie Mays

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One Comment

  1. pete bell says:

    question………….can someone tell me what happened in 1960 that Jack was not
    broadcasting Cardinal baseball…….thanx much

    Pete

    1. Betsy Buck Beuckman says:

      That was the summer he painted our fence in the backyard. He was an awful painter haha.

      Buck started broadcasting Cardinals games for KMOX radio in 1954, teaming with Harry Caray, Milo Hamilton (1954), and Joe Garagiola (from 1955). Buck was dropped from the Cardinals booth in 1959 to make room for Buddy Blattner; the following year, he called Saturday Game of the Week telecasts for ABC. Buck was re-hired by the Cardinals in 1961 after Blattner departed; Garagiola left the following year, leaving Caray and Buck as the team’s broadcast voices through 1969.After Caray was fired by the Cardinals following the 1969 season, Buck ascended to the team’s lead play-by-play role. (Oddly enough, 1969 was also the year that Jack Buck divorced his first wife [March 1969] Alyce Larson – who he had married in 1948 and had six children with – and married his second wife [March 1969] Carole Lintzenich, who gave birth to their son Joe Buck in the same year, April 1969).Buck teamed with ex-Yankees and Pirates announcer Jim Woods in 1970–71. In 1972, retired Cardinals third baseman Mike Shannon joined Buck in the broadcast booth, beginning a 28-year partnership.

  2. mike brown says:

    i listened to jack buck since 1957. i heard him broadcast cardinal baseball, cardinals football. saint louis university basketball games, missouri football games and nfl games. i heard him being a master of ceremonies, the best. i heard him do a morning show on kmox, the country’s best radio station. i heard him do drive time, sports open line and interviews.
    jack buck may have been the most versatile radio announcer there has been. he was also a quality person. i have heard countless stories of his helping people, his charitable work and his generosity.
    he was also humble, an excepional person and i miss listening to him very much. i get chills when i hear playbacks of his calls. he was kmox, st. louis and one of a kind.

  3. Bankerman says:

    “The Voice of St. Louis” is a catch phrase for KMOX. You don’t need to go any futher trying to figure out who’s voice that describes than Jack Buck.

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