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BOB UECKER RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Brewers will be having a Harry Doyle bobblehead night

When it comes to great performances by real life announcers in sports movies, there’s only one clear choice for the best ever – Bob Uecker as Cleveland Indians announcer Harry Doyle in the Major League movies.  (Bob Costas telling Al Michaels to feel his nipples in BASEketball is a close second.) Uecker was so good as Doyle in the Major League movies that it’s almost too easy...
Via Awful Announcing
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

About Tony Cruz and Bob Uecker

Mark Tomasik of retrosimba.com, a great place to read about St. Louis Cardinals history, tweeted birthday greetings to Bob Uecker this morning. “Mr. Baseball” is celebrating his 80th today, January 26th. Tomasik noted the former reserve catcher’s highlight as a player was when he batted .198 with 24 strikeouts and 21 hits for the 1964 World Champion Cardinals. As I read Tomasik’s...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tim Kurkjian receives advice from Bob Uecker on sausage race

ESPN’s senior reporter Tim Kurkjian participated in the sausage race at Miller Park, which took place during the game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Washington Nationals. Everyone had fun with it, but the best part was Kurkjian’s interview with the legendary Bob Uecker. In typical Uecker-fashion, he gave Kurkjian some advice.   Kurkjian had just rounded home plate by...
Via Reading Between The Seams
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Uecker statue unveiled at Miller Park -- in last row, in front of pole

MILWAUKEE -- With quite a bit of comedy, the Milwaukee Brewers delivered a fitting tribute to Bob Uecker on Friday, unveiling a statue of the Hall of Fame broadcaster at Miller Park. Unlike the statue of Uecker that already stands outside of the ballpark, this one is in a unique location -- the very last row of the ballpark behind a pole. Playing off the 1980s Miller Lite commercial...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Let’s Be Honest – We Won’t Be Ready When Bob Uecker’s Time Comes

(Image: Getty) There have been a number of “milestone” stories about Brewers broadcasting legend Bob Uecker in the news recently.  At Brewers On Deck last Sunday, Uecker celebrated his 80th birthday.  A few weeks ago, it was announced Uecker will be humorously honored with a second statue at Miller Park in the last row of the upper deck.  Just last week, Uecker announced...
Via Brewers Bar
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Uecker: ‘Major League IV’ Movie In The Works

Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn might soon return to the big screen. According to legendary broadcaster Bob Uecker, a Major League IV movie is in the works, although details about the film are limited. “I’ll be honest with you, they’re talking about it,” Uecker said, according to Milwaukee Brewers beat writer Adam McCalvy. “The storyline is all set, too. They’ve already...
Via NESN.com
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers broadcaster will cut back on road games

Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Uecker says that after more than four decades of calling games for the Milwaukee Brewers, he plans to reduce his road game travel this season. Uecker said Thursday on WTMJ radio (http://bit.ly/1kdEK30 ) that he still plans to do all home games at Miller Park. The 80-year-old Uecker has been doing Brewers broadcasts since 1971. Uecker says that after...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Uecker to get second statue in Milwaukee

It's not uncommon for a team to honor one of their fan favorites with a statue. But...two? Yup, that's what the Milwaukee Brewers are planning on doing...honoring their longtime broadcaster Bob Uecker with a second statue at Miller Park.  But while the first one stands outside the homeplate plaza, this one will sit in the last row of the upper deck...a nod to his iconic Miller...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers' new Uecker statue to go in front ... no, last row

No, Bob Uecker's statue at Miller Park isn't going in the front row. But the Milwaukee Brewers are unveiling a monument to one of their most iconic personalities in a unique spot on April 25. Playing off the 1980s Miller Lite commercial, Uecker's statue at Miller Park will sit in the very last row of section 422 in the terrace level. The Brewers will leave an empty seat next to the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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