Boeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 646 times:
People often say of great people when they "leave" that they will never be replaced, or there will never be another like him. But in the case of Jack Buck, this couldn't be any closer to the truth. Not many people outside of St. Louis know what kind of man he really was. Yes, everyone in the sports world knew of Jack Buck's career milestones. But the man was incredibly generous. It was not unusual for Jack Buck to do nearly 250 charity events in one year!! He never forgot that he came from a poor background. He would talk to every employee of a local restaurant, not just the top brass. He was known for giving $100 to each janitorial employee of KMOX radio. The man was just an incredible individual, not just a sportscaster. I for one won't be able to listen to another Cardinal game on the radio and not miss Jack Buck's famous voice.
He has been called the voice and even the soul of St. Louis. There is definitely a huge void in this city tonight.