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Robert George "Bob" Uecker (/E?juE?kE?r/ EWK-E?r; born January 26, 1934) is a retired American Major League Baseball player, later a sportscaster, comedian and actor. Uecker was given the title of "Mr. Baseball" by TV talk show host Johnny Carson. Since 1971 Uecker has served as a play-by-play announcer for Milwaukee Brewers radio broadcasts.


Though he has sometimes joked that he was born on an oleo run to Illinois, Uecker was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He grew up watching the minor-league Milwaukee Brewers at Borchert Field. He signed a professional contract with his hometown Milwaukee Braves in 1956 and made his major league debut as a catcher with the club in 1962. A below-average hitter, he finished with a career batting average of .200. He was generally a sound defensive player and committed very few errors in his Major League career as a catcher, completing his career with a fielding percentage of .981. However, in 1967, despite playing only 59 games, he led the league in passed balls and is still on the top 10 list for most passed balls in a season. At least a partial explanation is that he spent a good deal of the season catching knuckleballer Phil Niekro. He often joked that the best way to catch a knuckleball was to wait until it stopped rolling and pick it up. Uecker also played for the St. Louis Cardinals (and was a member of the 1964 World Champion club) and Philadelphia Phillies before returning to the Braves, who had by then moved to Atlanta. His six-year major league career concluded in 1967.
Perhaps the biggest highlight of Uecker's career was when he hit a home run off of future Hall-of-Famer Sandy Koufax. Uecker has joked that he always thought that home run would keep Koufax from getting into the Hall of Fame.
After retiring as a player, Uecker returned to Milwaukee. In 1971, he began calling play-by-play for the Milwaukee Brewers' radio broadcasts, a position he holds to this day. For several years he also served a

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Bob Uecker Fetches a Role on Disney's 'Puppy Dog Pals' (VIDEO)

Famed baseball radio announcer Bob Uecker is in the lineup of guest stars who get to play around with Disney Junior's new animated series Puppy Dog Pals. NBA star Stephen Curry performs a Carpool Karaoke with James Corden during 'The Late Late Show With ...
Posted: April 14, 2017, 6:09 am

Stadium statues celebrate romance of sports figures, not reality

There’s also a statue there of Hank Aaron (he was a star in Milwaukee long before the National League put a team in Atlanta) and Robin Yount and Bob Uecker. Actually, there are two of Uecker, including one way up in the cheap seats as a continuation of ...
Posted: April 17, 2017, 3:27 pm

Reds get swept in Milwaukee….oh young pitching

Not so random thoughts………. Today’s game was not broadcast by either the Reds or Brewers on TV, but there was video broadcast on MLB.com. That broadcast featured the Brewers longstanding radio play-by-play guy Bob Uecker. He is such a great listen.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 2:11 pm
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