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Bob Uecker

Bob Uecker’s name is well-known in the Hollywood film industry, sports, television, and radio professions. He is a former baseball player, radio broadcaster, and television personality from the United States. He was born on January 26, 1935, in a lovely city called Milwaukee.

In school, he liked to play basketball and baseball. He had made the school baseball team and was a catcher at the time.

Similarly, at the age of twenty, he enlisted in the United States Army and began playing military baseball with other troops. He played at Missouri, Fort Belvoir, and Fort Leonard Wood at the time.

Furthermore, after leaving the army, he joined the Milwaukee Braves in 1956. Later, with the Braves, he is employed as a catcher in Major League Baseball in 1962.

He was a member of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies. Then, in 1967, he announced his retirement from Major League Baseball.

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  1. “I knew when my career was over. In 1965 my baseball card came out with no picture.”– Bob Uecker

  2. “If a guy hits .300 every year, what does he have to look forward to? I always tried to stay around .190, with three or four RBI. And I tried to get them all in September. That way I always had something to talk about during the winter.”– Bob Uecker

  3. “THE WAY TO CATCH A KNUCKLEBALL IS TO WAIT UNTIL IT STOPS ROLLING AND THEN PICK IT UP.”– BOB UECKER

  4. “On TV the people can see it. On radio, you’ve got to create it.”– Bob Uecker

  5. “Baseball hasn’t forgotten me. I go to a lot of old-timers games, and I haven’t lost a thing. I sit in the bullpen and let people throw things at me. Just like old times.”– Bob Uecker

  6. “When I came up to bat with three men on and two outs in the ninth, I looked in the other team’s dugout, and they were already in street clothes.”– Bob Uecker

  7. “THEY HAVE EASTER EGG HUNTS IN PHILADELPHIA, AND IF THE KIDS DON’T FIND THE EGGS, THEY GET BOOED.”– BOB UECKER

  8. “People don’t know this, but I helped the Cardinals win the pennant. I came down with hepatitis. The trainer injected me with it!”– Bob Uecker

  9. “I led the league in go get ’em next time.”– Bob Uecker

  10. “Let’s face it. Umpiring is not an easy or happy way to make a living. In the abuse, they suffer, and the pay they get for it, you see an imbalance that can only be explained by their need to stay close to a game they can’t resist.”– Bob Uecker

  11. “Where would I be without baseball? Who am I without baseball?”– Bob Uecker

  12. “In 1962, I was named Minor League Player of the Year. It was my second season in the bigs.”– Bob Uecker

  13. “I had a great shoe contract and glove contract with a company who paid me a lot of money never to be seen using their stuff.”– Bob Uecker

  14. “I used to soak my mitts in a bucket of water for about two days. Then I’d put a couple of baseballs in the pocket and wrap it up with a rubber band. Today you don’t have to do that because catchers’ mitts are more like first baseman’s gloves.”– Bob Uecker

  15. “The highlight of my baseball career came in Philadelphia’s Connie Mack Stadium when I saw a fan fall out of the upper deck. When he got up and walked away, the crowd booed.”– Bob Uecker

  16. “I had been playing for a while, and I asked Louisville Slugger to send me a dozen flame-treated bats. But when I got it, I realized they had sent me a box of ashes.”– Bob Uecker

  17. “I did stand-up, weird and ignorant stuff about my career – anything for a laugh.”– Bob Uecker

  18. “I had a .200 lifetime batting average in the major leagues, which tied me with another sports great averaging 200 or better for a ten-year period: Don Carter, one of our top bowlers.”– Bob Uecker

  19. “I remember one time I’m batting against the Dodgers in Milwaukee. They lead, 2 – 1, it’s the bottom of the ninth, bases loaded, two out and the pitcher has a full count on me. I look over to the Dodger dugout and they’re all in street clothes.”– Bob Uecker

  20. “You know, I was once named Minor League Player of the Year…unfortunately, I had been in the majors for two years at the time.”– Bob Uecker

  21. “Between me and my roommate, we’ve hit 400 Major League home runs.”– Bob Uecker

  22. “Sure, women sportswriters look when they’re in the clubhouse. Read their stories. How else do you explain a capital letter in the middle of a word?”– Bob Uecker

  23. “I SPENT THREE OF THE BEST YEARS OF MY LIFE IN 10TH GRADE.”– BOB UECKER

  24. “You throw batting practice, you warm up pitchers, you sit and cheer. You do whatever you have to do to stay on the team.”– Bob Uecker

  25. “They broke it to me gently. The manager came up to me before a game and told me they didn’t allow visitors in the clubhouse.”– Bob Uecker

  26. “Not bragging by any means, but I could have done a lot of other stuff as far as working in films go and working in television… I had chances to do that stuff, but I like baseball, I really do.”– Bob Uecker

  27. “The biggest thrill a ballplayer can have is when your son takes after you. That happened when my Bobby was in his championship Little League game. He really showed me something. Struck out three times. Made an error that lost the game. Parents were throwing things at our car and swearing at us as we drove off. Gosh, I was proud.”– Bob Uecker

  28. “I hope the fans have enjoyed listening as much as I’ve enjoyed doing the games. I don’t ever go to the park where I don’t have a good day. I don’t like losing. But I don’t think I ever go to the park where I have a bad day. I don’t think once.”– Bob Uecker

  29. “SPORTING GOODS COMPANIES PAY ME NOT TO ENDORSE THEIR PRODUCTS.”– BOB UECKER

  30. “I just grew the hair on my back. Facial hair just wasn’t appealing to me. I liked it on my back, though.”– Bob Uecker

  31. “I hit a grand slam off Ron Herbel and when his manager Herman Franks came out to get him, he was bringing Herbel’s suitcase.”– Bob Uecker

  32. “I had slumps that lasted into the winter.”– Bob Uecker

  33. “I set records that will never be equaled. In fact, I hope 90% of them don’t even get printed.”– Bob Uecker

  34. “Anybody with ability can play in the big leagues. But to be able to trick people a year in and year out the way I did, I think that was a much greater feat.”– Bob Uecker

  35. “I SIGNED A VERY MODEST $3,000 BONUS WITH THE BRAVES IN MILWAUKEE. AND MY OLD MAN DIDN’T HAVE THAT KINDA MONEY TO PUT OUT.”– BOB UECKER

  36. “I think my top salary was maybe in 1966. I made $17,000 and 11 of that came from selling other players’ equipment.”– Bob Uecker

  37. “Before broadcasting for 50-some years, I did TV, played 10 years in the big leagues, won a world championship – and played a big part in that, too, letting the Cardinals inject me with hepatitis. Takes a big man to do that.”– Bob Uecker

  38. “Phil Niekro and his brother were pitching against each other in Atlanta. Their parents were sitting right behind home plate. I saw their folks more that day than they did the whole weekend.”– Bob Uecker

  39. “After getting out of the service and going into baseball I never wanted to do anything else.”– Bob Uecker

  40. “I was acting when I was playing baseball.”– Bob Uecker

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