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Buck's call on Freese HR great tribute to late father

ST. LOUIS -- Joe Buck was wonderfully understated on FOX calling David Freese's walkoff home run by simply saying, "We will see you tomorrow night." When the word got to the press box early this morning that was his call, there was almost universal approval.

That's because the late Jack Buck, Joe's father and the Hall of Fame Cardinals announcer, made exactly the same call in Game Six 20 years earlier. It came, also in the 11th inning, on Kirby Puckett's walkoff home run that allowed the Twins to live another day against the Atlanta Braves in the 1991 World Series with a 4-3 win at the Metrodome.

The Yahoo! Big League Stew blog has put together a video showing the two calls -- and then transposing the video and audio, with Joe's call on Puckett's home run and Jack's call on Freese's. Great stuff.

---Mike Harrington
(www.twitter.com/bnharrington) 

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

@BNHarrington | mharrington@buffnews.com


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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