Wednesday, June 19, 2002

Jack Buck is dead, from lung cancer, although I believe he also had pParkinson's. His classic voice accompanied me on many a Monday night when he did Monday Night Football with Hank Stram on CBS radio. There will never be another like him. May he rest in peace! Remember him in your prayers today.

From CBS News:

Buck's gravelly voice - crafted in part, he said, by too many years smoking Camel cigarettes - described to a national radio audience the indescribable end to Game 1 of the 1988 World Series.

No doubt this also led to the lung cancer. The CBS story doesn't mention this but from The Nando Times:

The Hall of Famer underwent lung cancer surgery Dec. 5, then went back in Barnes-Jewish Hospital Jan. 3 to have an intestinal blockage surgically removed. He never left the hospital. He was 77.