As excited as commuters are about the imminent reopening of Interstate 64 after two years of construction, Cardinals fans might even be more jazzed.
Jack Buck in September 2001. AP photo.
The Missouri Department of Transportation has announced that the re-opened roadway that leads past the south side of Busch Stadium will be dedicated as "Jack Buck Memorial Highway."
"We should all tio our caps to MoDOT on this important milestone," said Cardinals President Bill DeWitt III. "Thanks to the state of Missouri, fans from east and west will forever know Jack Buck Memorial Highway as the road to Baseball Heaven."
Buck served as a Cardinals broadcaster from 1954 until 2001. He passed away in June 2002 after a long struggle with health troubles. He is best remembered by fans for his 1985 "Go crazy folks!" call of Ozzie Smith's home run in the National League Championship Series, his "Pardon me while I stand up and applaud" call of Mark McGwire's 62nd home run to break Roger Maris' single season record in 1998, his "That's 105 for Lou Brock" call of the Base Burglar's single season stolen base record breaker and his Sept. 2001 recitation of a poem he wrote in honor of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington D.C.