Jack Buck: ?That?s a Winner!?

Jack Buck: ?That?s a Winner!?

by Jack Buck, Rob Rains, Bob Broeg

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In his forthright and honest autobiography, former St. Louis Cardinal, World Series, and Super Bowl broadcaster Jack Buck entertains all of his fans once more in a different setting. Jack Buck: "That's a Winner!" does more than entertain, however. It provides readers with an inside look at a man they listened to so often, they considered him part of the family.

From the days of growing up working at the drive-in, to his time in the army, to his first stint on TV, and so much more, the reader learns about how he became the legendary broadcaster who fans came to adore. Buck also covers his time working with Harry Caray, the St. Louis Cardinals’ August A. Busch Jr. and Whitey Herzog eras, and all the way through the 1990s.

A perfect gift for any fan of the legendary play-by-play announcer!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613216798
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 626,839
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Rob Rains is the author or co-author of nine sports books, including Mark McGwire: Home Run Hero for St. Martin's Press. He also wrote The St. Louis Cardinals: The 100th Anniversary History, as well as co-authored Red: A Baseball Life with Cardinal Hall of Famer, Red Schoendienst, and Jack Buck: That's a Winner! with broadcaster Jack Buck. A frequent contributor to The Sporting News, Rains lives with his family in St. Louis.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Chapter 1 Lucky Me 1

Chapter 2 Growing Up 5

Chapter 3 Life on the Lakes 21

Chapter 4 In the Army 31

Chapter 5 Getting an Education 51

Chapter 6 From Television to the Majors 67

Chapter 7 In the Big Leagues 77

Chapter 8 Bob Hyland, KMOX and Talk Radio 93

Chapter 9 Harry Caray and the 1960s 105

Chapter 10 Mr. Busch 119

Chapter 11 Pro Football: Monday Nights and Super Bowls 127

Chapter 12 A Changing World 147

Chapter 13 Whitey and the 1980s 161

Chapter 14 The 1990s 179

Chapter 15 A Magical Summer 193

Chapter 16 A Good Life 201

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