Sports fans see Joe Buck everywhere: broadcasting one of the biggest games in the NFL every week, calling the World Series every year, announcing the Super Bowl every three years. They know his father, Jack Buck, is a broadcasting legend and that he was beloved in his adopted hometown of St. Louis. Yet they have no idea who Joe really is. Or how he got here. In Lucky Bastard, Joe takes the listener into the broadcast booth and into his childhood home. Hilarious and occasionally heartbreaking, this is a book that any sports fan will love.
"I thought you were the guy in Midnight Cowboy..."
Ron Barr interviews Sports Emmy Award winner Joe Buck about the pressure he felt going into broadcasting, the memories of broadcasting in the minor leagues and the transition from radio to television. This interview took place on December, 5th, 2012.