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Buck's broadcasting career began in 1989, while he was an undergraduate at Indiana University. That year he did baseball play-by-play for the then-Louisville Redbirds, a minor league affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, and was a reporter for ESPN's coverage of the Triple-A All-Star Game. Beginning in 1992, Buck followed in his father's footsteps by broadcasting for the Cardinals on local radio and television.
In 1994 Buck was hired by Fox Sports, and at the age of 25 became the youngest man ever to announce a regular slate of National Football League games on network television. In 1996, he was named Fox's lead play-by-play voice for Major League Baseball; he was given the same job for the network's NFL coverage in 2002.
Buck is only the third announcer to handle a television network's lead MLB and NFL coverage in the same year (following NBC's Curt Gowdy and ABC's Al Michaels), and has won four sports Emmy Awards for his work with Fox.
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