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The son of legendary broadcaster Jack Buck, Joe Buck followed his father into the broadcast booth. He attended Indiana University and has been a radio and television broadcaster for the St. Louis Cardinals since 1991. Since 1996, he has also worked as a play-by-play broadcaster for the FOX network, and for a number of years was teamed with former major leaguer Tim McCarver on the network's highest profile baseball telecasts.
Buck attained a certain notoriety joining broadcasters like Bob Uecker in beer ads. Buck's ads with the fictional Leon a send-up of multi-sport star Deion Sanders. This led to the unfortunate product placement of Leon during Game 3 of the 2004 World Series in Busch Stadium.
Buck was affected by a nerve ailment in his vocal chords in 2011 that almost made him lose his voice. He made his return to the booth for the 2011 All-Star Game, partnering McCarver again.
He and McCarver worked their last World Series together in 2013, after which McCarver retired from national broadcasts. FOX then announced that Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci would join Buck to compose the network's primary baseball announcing team in 2014.