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Who is Joe Buck's dad, Jack Buck?

One of the most well-known sports announcers, Joe Buck, has been in the industry for decades. Buck continues the legacy of his legendary father, Jack Buck, another renowned sports announcer.

The St. Louis Cardinals' games in Major League Baseball were Jack Buck's most well-known broadcasts. In 1996, the sports broadcaster was honored with an induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


In addition to being a reporter, the presenter was well-known for calling NFL games for CBS from 1964 through 1974. He received honors for his play-by-play efforts from several Halls of Fame, including those for baseball, professional football, and radio. He has also been inducted as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum.

Six kids were born to Jack Buck and Alyce Larson, his wife. Joe Buck is the child Jack had with Carole Lintzenich, his second marriage.

Jack Buck (1924-2002) worked as a sports broadcaster for fifty years before he passed away. Between 1954 and 2000, he worked at the St. Louis Cardinals' baseball games and covered eight World Series and 17 Super Bowls. He made several calls that stood out.

He grew up listening to radio reporting legends like Red Barber and Mel Allen and was a Boston Red Sox supporter. Even at night, he would listen to games aired in Havana, Cuba.

Awesome moment as Joe @Buck finds out live on TV that he will be joining his father in the Pro Football Hall of fame!

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But he was most well-known for being the Cardinals' announcer. According to his son, ESPN reporter Joe Buck:

"My dad was the kind of person who went to bed thinking about the Cardinals, and when he woke up, the first thing he thought about was how the Cardinals played the night before."

Late in 2001, Jack Buck's health started to deteriorate even more. He smoked a lot, and in December of that year, he had lung cancer surgery. He returned to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis a month later to have an intestinal obstruction addressed. Buck endured a total of five procedures. He spent a few weeks in and out of a coma until he passed away on June 18, 2002.

Who is Joe Buck, Jack's son?


Joe Buck is one of the most recognizable figures in modern American sports broadcasting. The broadcaster with the Emmy Awards has had a successful career.

1996 Pete Rozelle Award Winner: Jack Buck
2020 Pete Rozelle Award Winner: Joe @Buck

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When he was little, he and his dad would travel all around the nation, and he would constantly see his father call sports. His father permitted him to take over his seat during the 1987 game between the Cardinals and the Mets at Shea Stadium, giving him his first informal announcing experience.

He now serves as ESPN's primary play-by-play broadcaster for Monday Night Football.

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