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June 19, 2002 | From Associated Press
Jack Buck, who in nearly five decades as a broadcaster became a St. Louis institution and one of the most recognizable voices in sports, died late Tuesday night, his son Joe Buck said. The Hall of Famer underwent lung cancer surgery Dec. 5, then went back in Barnes-Jewish Hospital Jan. 3 to have an intestinal blockage removed. He never left the hospital. He was 77. "We miss him already," Joe Buck said on KMOX radio, where his father worked for many years. "But I've been missing him for months."
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March 27, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Legendary baseball broadcaster Tim McCarver is stepping down from his job as Fox's lead baseball analyst after this season. A former catcher with the St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies, McCarver has held the job since 1996, when the network acquired rights to broadcast the national pastime. He has also covered games for NBC, CBS and ABC and spent many years calling New York Mets games. “Although I am neither tired of broadcasting baseball nor have I in any way lost my interest in baseball, with which I have been associated as a player and broadcaster for 55 years, it's time to cut back," McCarver said in a statement.
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SPORTS
May 6, 1990 | JIM VAN VLIET, MCCLATCHY NEWS SERVICE
You can usually tell where a person grew up just by asking them whom they listened to on the radio as kids. Northern Californians and those along the old Golden West Radio Network can be identified by their allegiance to Russ Hodges and Lon Simmons. If it's Vin Scully, you're talking to a Southern Californian. If you grew up on the other coast, it's Red Barber or Mel Allen or maybe Curt Gowdy. But it's a little more difficult to pin down the hometowns of Jack Buck fans.
SPORTS
June 18, 2003
A consumer's guide to the best and worst of sports media and merchandise. Ground rules: If it can be read, heard, observed, viewed, dialed or downloaded, it's in play here. One exception: No products will be endorsed. What: "Jack Buck: Forever a Winner" Authors: Buck family members and friends Publisher: Sports Publishing, LLC Price: $24.95 Three days after Jack Buck died on this date a year ago, a memorial service was held before the St.
SPORTS
April 6, 1990
CBS-TV, which fired Brent Musburger last Sunday, filled the resulting hole in its baseball coverage Thursday by moving veteran Jack Buck into the lead announcer's slot. The network, which outbid NBC and ABC for network coverage this season after having been absent from the baseball scene since the 1960s, will show 16 regular-season games, the All-Star game, the playoffs and the World Series.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2002 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jack Buck, one of the country's most popular sportscasters and a beloved institution in St. Louis and throughout much of the Midwest during a broadcasting career spanning five decades, died Tuesday night in a St. Louis hospital. He was 77. Afflicted with Parkinson's disease and diabetes, Buck underwent lung cancer surgery last December. He returned to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis on Jan. 3 to have an intestinal blockage removed and never left the hospital.
SPORTS
December 28, 1991 | From Associated Press
CBS-TV announced Friday that Boston Red Sox broadcaster Sean McDonough, 29, will replace Jack Buck, 67, as its baseball play-by-play announcer. Buck held the job for the first two seasons the network had the major league contract. CBS decided not to exercise a two-year option on Buck's contract. Ted Shaker, CBS executive producer, said Buck did "fine work," but said he had not fully lived up to the network's expectations. "Was it all we hoped it would be with Jack?
SPORTS
October 20, 1990
The more one listens to Jack Buck, the more one screams for Vin Scully. JULES B. SELVIN Seal Beach
SPORTS
November 2, 1991
If CBS ever wants to make any money on baseball, they have to get rid of Jack Buck. I cringe when I hear him broadcast. We in Southern California are spoiled by Vin Scully, and everyone else is second class, but Buck is terrible. I am sure he is a very nice person, but he should be back radio broadcasting in St. Louis. EUGENE V. MANUSOV Los Angeles
SPORTS
September 19, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
CBS baseball announcer Jack Buck, who is also the St. Louis Cardinals' play-by-play radio announcer, remained hospitalized in Philadelphia after complaining of weakness and lower back pain. Buck left the broadcast booth during the Cardinal-Phillie game at Veterans Stadium Tuesday night and was taken by ambulance to a hospital. According to a spokeswoman, Buck experienced internal bleeding, possibly caused by aspirin he had taken for the lower back pain.
SPORTS
October 16, 2002 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Joe Buck, tabbed "Mr. October" by Fox, is at a point in sports broadcasting one can only dream about. Not only has he replaced Pat Summerall as Fox's lead play-by-play announcer on the NFL, he'll call his fifth World Series for Fox beginning Saturday. In January 2005, he'll call Super Bowl XXXIX at Jacksonville, Fla. That will put him in a class with announcers such as Curt Gowdy and Al Michaels, who have worked a World Series and a Super Bowl. Not bad for someone only 33.
BUSINESS
August 7, 2002 | JAMES BATES and MEG JAMES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
To the fan with an ear to a radio, Chick Hearn was the broadcaster who talked about players "yo-yoing" up and down the court or being faked "into the popcorn machine." But to the Los Angeles Lakers, he was an asset of incalculable value, one that team owner Jerry Buss called "as responsible for this success as any of the great players who have worn a Laker uniform." Replacing Hearn will be challenge enough--after all, many say he and his "Chickisms" are simply irreplaceable.
SPORTS
June 21, 2002 | LARRY STEWART
A lot has been said and written about Jack Buck's broadcasting skills this week. He'll be long remembered for his distinctive voice and an ability to say so much with so few words. But Buck, who died Tuesday night in St. Louis, will be equally remembered for being a good person. His son Joe Buck said, "He always emphasized three things--be a good person, be a good father and be a good son." It was a plus that his son also succeeded in sports broadcasting.
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June 20, 2002 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jack Buck, one of the country's most popular sportscasters and a beloved institution in St. Louis and throughout much of the Midwest during a broadcasting career spanning five decades, died Tuesday night in a St. Louis hospital. He was 77. Afflicted with Parkinson's disease and diabetes, Buck underwent lung cancer surgery last December. He returned to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis on Jan. 3 to have an intestinal blockage removed and never left the hospital.
SPORTS
June 19, 2002 | From Associated Press
Jack Buck, who in nearly five decades as a broadcaster became a St. Louis institution and one of the most recognizable voices in sports, died late Tuesday night, his son Joe Buck said. The Hall of Famer underwent lung cancer surgery Dec. 5, then went back in Barnes-Jewish Hospital Jan. 3 to have an intestinal blockage removed. He never left the hospital. He was 77. "We miss him already," Joe Buck said on KMOX radio, where his father worked for many years. "But I've been missing him for months."
SPORTS
December 28, 1991 | From Associated Press
CBS-TV announced Friday that Boston Red Sox broadcaster Sean McDonough, 29, will replace Jack Buck, 67, as its baseball play-by-play announcer. Buck held the job for the first two seasons the network had the major league contract. CBS decided not to exercise a two-year option on Buck's contract. Ted Shaker, CBS executive producer, said Buck did "fine work," but said he had not fully lived up to the network's expectations. "Was it all we hoped it would be with Jack?
SPORTS
June 18, 2003
A consumer's guide to the best and worst of sports media and merchandise. Ground rules: If it can be read, heard, observed, viewed, dialed or downloaded, it's in play here. One exception: No products will be endorsed. What: "Jack Buck: Forever a Winner" Authors: Buck family members and friends Publisher: Sports Publishing, LLC Price: $24.95 Three days after Jack Buck died on this date a year ago, a memorial service was held before the St.
SPORTS
November 2, 1991
If CBS ever wants to make any money on baseball, they have to get rid of Jack Buck. I cringe when I hear him broadcast. We in Southern California are spoiled by Vin Scully, and everyone else is second class, but Buck is terrible. I am sure he is a very nice person, but he should be back radio broadcasting in St. Louis. EUGENE V. MANUSOV Los Angeles
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