Jack Buck's "That's a winner!"
faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Sun Jun 23 20:43:32 UTC 2002
Laurence Horn wrote:
>At 11:25 AM -0500 6/19/02, Elaine -HFB- Ashton wrote:
>>I grew up in St. Louis with Jack Buck. He had the most unmistakable voice
>>in broadcasting and radio will be less without him.
>>[quoting some obituary:]
>> >From the 1985 World Series he is often remembered for the "Go Crazy Folks,
>>Go Crazy!" jubilant cry at the game and series winning home run.
>Can anyone clarify this reference for me? First of all, it was
>Kansas City that won that series (and the Cardinals that lost), and I
>suspect Buck was enough of a homer [in the 'subjective', not
>'four-bagger' sense] not to have exulted quite that jubilantly at the
>result. Second, the series-deciding 7th game was something like 9-0
>(Saberhagen pitching the shutout), so there was no 'game and series
>winning home run'. Perhaps the playoffs (NLCS) preceding the series,
>when the Cards beat the Dodgers on Jack Clark's homer, IIRC?
By the third time that I saw the SportsCenter retrospective on Jack Buck, I
finally figured out that this call was from the end of game 6 of that
series. Ozzie's homer capped a come-from behind rally and forced a game 7.
I suppose I *could* check retrosheet, but I *should* weed my veggie garden.
Alice Faber faber at haskins.yale.edu
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