Whether it was a candid moment on the streets outside Busch Stadium or a famous play-by-play call heard around the country, Jack Buck touched so many lives that he is considered St. Louis royalty.
Here's a tribute Bob Costas, a St. Louis-native, left for Jack Buck in the book "Remembering Jack Buck: Wonderful Stories Celebrating The Life Of A Broadcasting Legend":
"Jack had a presence in the life of anyone who was around St. Louis for any period of time. There were highlights—Ozzie Smith's home run, Jack Clark's home run, and the reading of the poem when baseball returned after the September 11 tragedy. There are individual highlights, but I don't know that any of them trumps the rest. He's just a presence, a combination of good naturedness and generosity in every sense—generosity of spirit, generosity with money, and generosity with time."
What about you? What's your favorite Jack Buck moment? A famous call during a Cardinals game? A time you met him on the street? What would you tell your child, who's never heard of Jack Buck before, about the broadcaster?