Buck in 1987
|Born||John Francis Buck
August 21, 1924
Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States
|Died||June 18, 2002
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
|Resting place||Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery|
|Alma mater||Ohio State University|
|Spouse(s)||Alyce Larson (divorced in 1969)
|Children||Sons: Jack Jr., Dan and Joe Buck
Daughters: Beverly, Christine, Bonnie, Betsy and Julie
|Parent(s)||Earle and Kathleen Buck|
You can't get a job without experience and you can't get experience until you have a job. Once you solve that problem you are home free.
I think back to some of the things Harry said and some of the things I said trying to be funny. If I said them now, it would be on the front page of every newspaper in the country.
It's such a beautiful sport, with no politics involved, no color, no class. Only as a youngster can you play and as a pro can you win. The game has kept me young, involved and excited and for me to be up here with gems of baseball.
The biggest kick I get is to communicate with those who are exiled from the game – in hospitals, homes, prisons – those who have seldom seen a game, who can't travel to a game, those who are blind.