ST. LOUIS — An unbreakable amalgam of baseball and family binds Joe Buck to this city, so much so that it’s hard to say where one begins and the other ends.
His father, Jack Buck, called Cardinals games for 47 years. He remains so beloved 11 years after his death that reminders of his legacy aren’t just prominent at the ballpark, where homage is paid with a statue at Gate 4 and a small microphone alongside the retired numbers of legendary players, but also en route to the ballpark.
A section of I-64/US-40 that leads to Busch Stadium is named the Jack Buck Memorial Expressway. It takes Cardinals fans to the ballpark just as his voice once did for generations. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.