Brewers honoring Mr. Baseball Bob Uecker with statue

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Hall of Fame Broadcaster Bob Uecker is going to be honored by his hometown Milwaukee Brewers this season with a statue outside Miller Park.

The 77-year-old Uecker became a national household name as a comedic actor (George on “Mr. Belvidere,” his legendary role as Cleveland Indians announcer Harry Doyle in “Major League.” He’s been in the Brewers’ radio booth since 1971.

It all comes full circle because Uecker 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 mediocre hitter, he finished with a career batting average of .200, but was a fine defensive player- usually.

Uecker’s statue will stand next to those of true home run king Hank Aaron, legendary infielder Robin Yount and baseball Commissioner Bud Selig near Home Plate Plaza outside the Brewers home on Aug. 31.

Uecker played only six years in the big leagues, winning a World Series title with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1964. (h/t Washington Post)

 

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  1. Cherie shadof says

    What happened to Mr. Baseball? Why is he not on the radio?

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