Jack Buck
August 21, 1924 - June 18, 2002

The ASA Remembers ASA Hall of Famer and Legendary St. Louis Cardinals Announcer
Jack Buck
Jack Buck (r.) poses with St. Louis Cardinals great Stan "The Man" Musial (c.)
and New York Yankees Legend Yogi Berra after being inducted into the
ASA Hall of Fame at the 6th Annual ASA Hall of Fame dinner on November 29, 1990

Jack Buck was more than just a Hall of Fame sportscaster. He was a man loved and respected by fans, players, and colleagues.

His play-by-play style reflected his personable, passionate and humorous philosophy of life. He was a true giant in our profession, not only as a broadcaster but as a human being.

He leaves a wonderful gift for our profession, his son, Joe Buck.

~Lou Schwartz,
ASA President

~Dick Enberg,
ASA Chairman

Jack Buck & Dick Enberg
1990 ASA Hall of Fame inductee Jack Buck (l.) with
1990 ASA Sportscaster of the Year Dick Enberg at the
6th annual ASA Hall of Fame Dinner 11/29/90

"We Shall Overcome"

This poem, dedicated to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the
United States, was written by Jack Buck, ASA Hall of Famer and longtime
voice of the St. Louis Cardinals, and read by him during a pregame ceremony at
Busch Stadium on September 17, 2001.

Since this nation was founded under God
more than 200 years ago,
we've been the bastion of freedom...
The light which keeps the free world aglow.

We do not covet the possessions of others,
we are blessed with the bounty we share.
We have rushed to help other nations...
Anything... Anytime...Anywhere.

War is just not our nature...
We won't start, but we will end the fight.
If we are involved,
we shall be resolved, to protect what we know is right.

We've been challenged by a cowardly foe,
who strikes and then hides from our view.
With one voice, we say there's no choice today,
there is only one thing to do.

Everyone is saying the same thing,
and praying that we end these senseless moments we are living.
As our fathers did before, we shall win this unwanted war.
And our children will enjoy the future we'll be giving.

~ Jack Buck
September 17, 2001

Jack Buck Poem
Young St. Louis Cardinals fan shows support for his country
as Jack Buck reads his poem during pregame ceremony at
Busch Stadium 9/17/01 (Courtesy of Becky Frank)

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