Joe Buck, the popular MLB and NFL sportscaster, has written his memoir in the recently published book, Lucky Bastard. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch published the following story about Buck.
Joe is the son of Jack Buck, the long-time broadcaster for the St. Louis Cardinals. Jack received the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1987.
Jack said of his son, “Some think he is where is today because of me, but that’s not true. Having the same last name opened doors for him when he was starting, but he has thrived because of his talent.” In an historic instance of deja vu, Jack made a walk-off home run call in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series with, “We’ll see you tomorrow night!” Twenty years later, in Game 6 of the World Series, Joe makes the same call.