Joe Buck Set to Call First MLB Game in Three Years With Chip Caray, per Report

Jan 28, 2020; Miami, Florida, USA; Fox Sports broadcaster Joe Buck speaks with the media.
Jan 28, 2020; Miami, Florida, USA; Fox Sports broadcaster Joe Buck speaks with the media. / Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

After three years away, ESPN announcer Joe Buck is headed back to the world of baseball—for one day only.

Buck will call a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs on May 24 for Bally Sports Midwest alongside Chip Caray, according to Wednesday afternoon reports from The Athletic and The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

If confirmed, it would mark the first MLB game Buck has called since Game 6 of the World Series between the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros on Nov. 2, 2021. Five months later, Buck left Fox—his longtime home—for ESPN.

Buck previously called Cardinals games from 1991 to 2007; his father, legendary announcer Jack Buck, did the same from 1954 to '58 and 1961 to 2001.

Caray, who is in his first season with Bally Sports Midwest, is the grandson of longtime Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray.

Chicago is currently 24–19 and second in the National League's Central Division; St. Louis is tied for last place at 18–24.


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