Bob Uecker to get statue at Miller Park

In 2014 the Milwaukee Brewers will once again honor long-time broadcaster Bob Uecker with another statue. This time his statue will not be out front like his other one.

The Brewers will be placing this one in the nose bleed seats, also known as the Uecker seats. This reference goes back to the old Miller Lite ads from the early 1980s that featured Uecker thinking he is in the front row, but ending up in the upper deck.

Before going into broadcasting Uecker enjoyed a very brief MLB career. He was a catcher who played from 1962-67. Uecker played for the Boston Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves. In 1964 he was a part of the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals. Since 1971 he has been a part if the broadcast team for the Milwaukee Brewers. In 2003 Uecker was honored as the Ford C. Frick award winner.

Bob Uecker has also had an acting career most notably as Harry Doyle in the movie Major League and as George Owens on the TV show Mr. Belvedere.


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