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Video: Buck’s ‘We will see you tomorrow night’ call echoes dad’s

David Brown
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When he called the winning home run that David Freese of the St. Louis Cardinals hit in Game 6 on Thursday night, Fox broadcaster Joe Buck paid homage to his late father, Jack Buck, along with another classic World Series moment.

Sometimes understated is best, and working for CBS-TV in 1991, Jack Buck offered one of the great understated game-winning calls in Series history when Kirby Puckett of the Minnesota Twins beat the Atlanta Braves in Game 6 of the Series with a home run in the bottom of the 11th inning. The call included the famous phrase:

"And we'll see ya' ... tomorrow night."

Another commonality with the home runs was analyst Tim McCarver, a partner for both generations of Bucks. Earlier in Thursday's broadcast, McCarver alluded to the Twins-Braves game of 20 years ago, and when Freese connected in the 11th, Buck was ready to utter a virtually identical phrase:

"We will see you ... tomorrow night."

[Video: David Freese hits walkoff home run | Game 7 preview]

Almost like father, like son — only Jack was a little more colloquial. Below, check out the calls of both home runs by both Bucks, along with a little audio switcheroo where Joe goes back in time to call Kirby's homer, and Jack gets to call Freese's contemporary game-winner: {YSP:MORE}

It's not the first time the younger Buck has borrowed that phrase from his father, who died in 2002, but all things considered, there never was a more appropriate time to do so. It gave us one of Joe Buck's better baseball moments.

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