As the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Chicago Cubs in the NLDS, the long-standing history between the two teams is being poured out. During Friday’s Game 1, the Cardinals played a clip of legendary broadcaster Jack Buck leading the crowd at Wrigley Field in the singing of Take Me Out To The Ballgame back in 2001. Buck lobbed a few friendly jabs at the Cubs fan, gave his best Harry Caray impression, and even donned a Cubs hat, albeit briefly.
Harry Caray called St. Louis Cardinals games on radio and TV for 25 years (1945-1969). Buck started broadcasting Cardinals games for KMOX radio in 1954. Caray and Buck were the team’s main broadcast voices from 1962 through 1969.
Cardinals and Cubs fans who were at Friday’s game commented on seeing the video on social media.
— Laura (@Laura_STL) October 10, 2015
This is great: they're showing a video on the scoreboard of Jack Buck, in a Cubs hat, singing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" at Wrigley Field
— Tyler Kepner (@TylerKepner) October 10, 2015
Jumbotron: Jack Buck signing 'Take Me out to the Ballgame' at Wrigley. Got crowd going, what will it do to #stlcards bats?
— Joe Ostermeier (@joeostermeier) October 10, 2015