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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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Betty Brinn Museum's popular "Big League Fun" exhibit extended

When people tire of playing, they can pretend to be Bob Uecker, announcing and delivering play-by-play using real game clips and sound effects. There are plenty of opportunities to learn about Major League Baseball teams and history, as well as better ...
Posted: December 2, 2016, 7:01 pm

The 2017 Brewers All-Time Bobblehead Lineup

Following up on last year’s very popular Bob Uecker talking alarm clock, the team is offering a Uecker Magic 8-Ball on August 13. And this being the 35th anniversary of the 1982 World Series team, they are giving away an ’82 replica jersey, a replica ...
Posted: November 30, 2016, 9:00 am

BREAKING: Red Sox Send Big Bat to Milwaukee For Relief Help

He likely won't have that same opportunity in Milwaukee, unless he forces Bob Uecker's career to a close. UPDATE: Sox top prospect Mauricio Dubon also appears to be in the deal. Thornbug is underrated and will be a large contributor in Beantown ...
Posted: December 6, 2016, 10:05 am
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