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. … [Read more...] about Brewers honoring Mr. Baseball Bob Uecker with statue
We Heart Mr. Baseball, Bob Uecker
By: Melissa S. Wollering This news is just a bit outside. Baseball play-by-play on Wisconsin radio waves won’t be same without him. For 10-12 weeks, Hall of Fame Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker will be missed as he undergoes heart surgery. His last heart surgery was in 1991, and he missed several weeks that season, too. In Tuesday's press conference, he opened … [Read more...] about We Heart Mr. Baseball, Bob Uecker
Happy 75th Birthday Bob Uecker!
By: Melissa S. Wollering In honor of Mr. Baseball turning three-quarters of a century old, it is worth reading (or re-reading) Uecker’s acceptance speech on July 27, 2003. That was the day Bob was awarded the Ford C. Frick award at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. No one says it like the Ueck. Here are some excerpts from his speech that day. I, in deference … [Read more...] about Happy 75th Birthday Bob Uecker!
Thank you Rick Vaughn! ‘Major League’ advantage: Brewers
By Jake McCormick Major League should’ve centered around the Milwaukee Brewers. The movie was filmed at Milwaukee County Stadium (R.I.P.), the two most memorable Yankee players (Clu Haywood and “The Duke”) were played by former Brewers (1982 Cy Young-winner Pete Vuckovich and Willie Mueller, respectively), and of course, Bob Uecker made the movie great as drunk announcer … [Read more...] about Thank you Rick Vaughn! ‘Major League’ advantage: Brewers
What’s Brewing in ’09: Plate Patience, Pirate Tantrums & Rickie vs. Rourke
By: Melissa S. Wollering Doth my ears hear correctly? Exsqueeze me? Bacon powder? On Wednesday, the Brewers broke .500 for the first time this season. After a horrible start to April, that’s like beating the same odds Ben Linus has of becoming Chief of Staff to Jimmy Carter after getting off the island post- Dharma Initiative. Your Milwaukee Brewers have won … [Read more...] about What’s Brewing in ’09: Plate Patience, Pirate Tantrums & Rickie vs. Rourke