Baseball announcer Jack Buck will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame this spring at the NAB convention in Vegas.
From the NAB statement:
"Buck, who passed away in 2002, is widely regarded as one of sport's greatest announcers. He was the voice of the St. Louis Cardinals on KMOX/St. Louis from 1954 to 2001 and covered almost every professional sport. Buck's career included work for the CBS Radio Network and play-by-play assignments of the 1965 and 1976 All-Star Games, the National League Championship Series from 1979 to 1982, and the World Series from 1982 to 1989. ...
"Buck was born in Holyoke, MA. After receiving a Purple Heart while serving in WWII, he graduated from Ohio State University, where he began broadcasting at OSU basketball and football games. Before coming to St. Louis in 1954, Buck called baseball games at WCOL in Columbus, OH and later at the Cardinals Triple-A affiliate in Rochester, N.Y."
His wife, Carole, will accept the award.