April 25, 1969

On this date in Missouri history, Broadcaster Joe Buck is born. Though he was born in Florida, Joe already had strong connections to sports broadcasting—specifically the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team—via his father, Hall of Fame broadcaster Jack Buck.

Microphone in baseball press box overlooking an infield.

October 14, 1985

One of the most famous radio calls in baseball history happened when St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith hit a game-winning home run against the L.A. Dodgers in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium, prompting the great Jack Buck to announce, “Go crazy, folks, go crazy!”