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.
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