Blues coach Craig Berube wins MAC's Sports Personality of the Year

He will be honored at the 2019 Jack Buck Awards on Dec. 5, hosted by our own Tom Ackerman.

Sam Masterson
October 15, 2019 - 11:15 am

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -  One of St. Louis's most prestigious annual sports awards is going to the man who helped bring the first ever Stanley Cup Championship to St. Louis. Blues coach Craig Berube has been named the 2019 Missouri Athletic Club Sports Personality of the Year. 

Other nominees for the award this year included Blues players Ryan O'Reilly, Jordan Binnington, Alex Pietrangelo, and St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty and manager Mike Shildt.

Since 1970, the Jack Buck Awards have honored some of the greatest athletes and people in St. Louis sports history. Berube will receive an award most recently won by Cardinals pitcher Miles Mikolas, catcher Yadier Molina, and before him it was earned by people such as Bob Gibson (1970), Ozzie Smith (1984), Brett Hull (1990), Norm Stewart (1992), Kurt Warner (2000) and T.J. Oshie (2014) and Vladimir Tarasenko (2016). A person is allowed to win the award only once and you can click here to see the full list of winners

Jack Buck himself created the event over 45 years ago. He was Master of Ceremonies for the first 32 dinners. After his final appearance at the 2001 Sports Personality of the Year Dinner, the annual event was re-named the "Jack Buck Sports Awards." 

Our own Tom Ackerman will host the 2019 Jack Buck Awards on Dec. 5. Seats at the 49th annual dinner and awards show can be reserved, at the Missouri Athletic Club website or by calling 314-539-4470 for more information.

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