Posted March 21, 2012 on AP on Fox
Hall of Fame Broadcaster Bob Uecker is going to be honored by the Milwaukee Brewers this summer with a statue outside Miller Park. The 77-year-old Uecker became a household name as a comedic actor who often made fun of his career as a light-hitting catcher. He's been in the Brewers' radio booth since 1971. His statue will stand next to those of Hank Aaron, Robin Yount and baseball Commissioner Bud Selig near Home Plate Plaza outside the Brewers home on Aug. 31. Uecker played six seasons in the big leagues, winning a World Series championship with St. Louis in 1964.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES
JUUUST A BIT OUTSIDE

Brewers to honor Uecker with statue

The Milwaukee Brewers will honor Hall of Fame broadcaster and actor Bob Uecker with a statue located in Home Plate Plaza alongside the statues of Hank Aaron, Bud Selig and Robin Yount.

Bob Uecker to be honored with statue in Milawukee

Few announcers in sports can have a distinguished enough career with one team where they can resonate with several generations of fans.  Fewer announcers have the honor of being immortalized with a statue at their team's ballpark.  Haray Caray, Ernie Harwell, and Jack Buck are a few of the all-time great announcers to be placed in this category.  You can add one more to...

Rotation has Brewers ready to win NL Central

PHOENIX They were once Harvey's Wallbangers. Then they were the Prince and his Court. Regardless of the moniker hung on the Milwaukee Brewers, the one thing it seemed they were known was the heavy lumber in the lineup. Not anymore. The Brewers just might have the deepest pitching staff not only in the NL Central this year, but in the entire National League, which is why the...

What Drafting Brewers In Your Fantasy League Says About You

Don't let my social awkwardness, my obsession with stand-up comedy, the list of two-letter Scrabble words I've committed to memory, the TWO fact books I own, the drunken conversations I've had about AP Style changes, and my mere participation on this baseball blog fool you... I am not cool in the slightest. In fact, I consider myself to be something of a nerd. Furthering...

Post-Prince Brewers can win with Braun, pitching

Prince Fielder is gone. Hope for the Milwaukee Brewers to win the NL Central and make another playoff run remains very much in place. Yes, the Brewers will miss Fielder and the way his presence in the middle of the lineup made opposing pitchers sweat. But the team expected him to leave as a free agent all along, so it wasn't a shock when he signed a $214 million, nine-year contract...

Bob Uecker To Get A Statue: Alternate Ideas

Today, we learned that the Brewers plan to honor broadcasting legend Bob Uecker with a statue outside Miller Park. Uecker will join Hank Aaron, Robin Yount, and Bud Selig as people depicted in bronze near the stadium. Uecker will be portrayed standing up, with his hands in his pockets, like so many players have apparently seen him around the batting cage. This is actually a pretty...

Pitching Duel in the Desert Ends in Tie

When the Brewers and Diamondbacks get together it's becoming commonplace to expect a competitive and close game, but this one was a bit ridiculous as they managed a 0-0 tie in front of a Salt River Fields record setting crowd of 12,579 fans.  While listening to the game it was clear there were plenty of Brewers fans in attendance and I dare say they may have outnumbered, or...
Brewers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.