Editors note: This was the original Bernie Miklasz column that ran following the death of Jack Buck on June 18, 2002.
The great, familiar, famous voice has gone silent now. For decades, Jack Buck provided the soundtrack of the St. Louis summer. He brought baseball to life for generations of Cardinals fans. Each season he took us from April to October. He was our companion, our tour guide, our historian, our friend, the man we entrusted with this precious St. Louis tradition of baseball.
He was there in backyards, when families gathered around a grill and a picnic table to listen to the Cardinals on KMOX.