While on the new Buck and McKernan Show with Joe Buck and Tim McKernan for nearly 25 minutes, Sheen told Buck that he teared up listening to Buck’s call on David Freese’s walk-off home run in Game 6 of the World Series.
Sheen said on the show, which is having a test run this week on KFNS (590 AM) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and is also available at insidestl.com: “I’ve gotta tell you also, Joe, I was in Minnesota for Game 6 ’91. I was there. And if I’m not mistaken, you honored your father with the Freese walk off, the same call. It was so cool. I had tears. I was like he’s been waiting 20 years to do that you know…”
Buck answered: “It was almost 20 years to the day and anybody who asks me about it and why I did it, I did it for my mom who was watching and hanging on every word and misses my dad like crazy. It’s in St. Louis. St. Louis kid David Freese hits the home run so it just fit. And I’m not going to be a Jack Buck cover band and do his hits…I’m just going to leave well enough alone and that will be that.”
Expounding further on his baseball fandom—which he referred to as his religion—Sheen said: “That’s the greatest game ever played, by the way. I think it’s just this much better than Game 6 (in) ’75.”