Nicknamed "Mr. Baseball" by Johnny Carson, Bob Uecker is a former player, announcer and actor. Outside of baseball Uecker is known for his appearances on Mr. Belvedere and at Wrestlemania.
Bob's 50th year with Major League Baseball was in 1995. As a tribute to Bob, the Brewers placed a number 50 in his honor in their "Ring of Honor", near the retired numbers of Robin Yount and Paul Molitor.
In the mid-1990s, Bob appeared in a series of television commercials for the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.
The "Uecker Seats" at Miller Park represent a humorous honor given to Bob by the Milwaukee Brewers. The seats cost $1 because they are located behind support beams.
Bob is well known to television viewers for his multiple appearances in Miller Lite Beer commercials in the 1980s and early 1990s.
In 1998, he appeared in a radio commercial for Krylon spray paint.
In 2003, Bob received the Ford C. Frick Award, which is the award presented to a broadcaster for major contributions to baseball.
Despite broadcasting for the Milwaukee Brewers since 1970, Bob has never had a contract with the team.
He has published two books: Catcher in the Wry (his autobiography) and Catch 222.
Bob was a mediocre baseball player at best. In his six seasons in the big leagues, he only hit .200 with 14 home runs.
Bob played Major League Baseball for six years, beginning in 1962. He played for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, and Philadelphia Phillies.
Bob began to call play-by-play for baseball's Milwaukee Brewers in 1970. As of 2013, he remains with the team.
Bob has won Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year five times.
Bob was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2001.
Bob has four children, all from his former wife (divorced in 2001).
He stands 6'1" tall.
Bob is nicknamed "Mr. Baseball."
Bob: When I looked at the third base coach, he turned his back on me.
Bob: I knew when my career was over. In 1965 my baseball card came out with no picture.
Bob: 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: 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: How do you catch a knuckleball? You wait until it stops rolling, then go pick it up.
Bob: Career highlights? I had two - I got an intentional walk from Sandy Koufax and I got out of a rundown against the Mets.