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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Bob Uecker Day cause for 50th celebration

No, this turned into a roast of Mr. Baseball, whose wit is as sharp as ever at 87, after all these decades on the mic.

“Bob and I were similar hitters,” Yount said in a video tribute that aired during a pregame ceremony at American Family Field. “With the only difference being about 100 points in our career batting average.”,

Uecker, who delivered the ceremonial first pitch in classic style with the aid of a pitching machine, was a lifetime .200 hitter in a Major League career that began with the Milwaukee Braves in 1962. He originally dreamed of pitching in the big leagues and was good enough to score a tryout at County Stadium with then-Braves pitching coach Johnny Cooney, who watched Uecker throw for 15 minutes and then told him to show his good fastball.

“I said, ‘I have been throwing my good fastball,’” Uecker said.

“Well,” Cooney replied, “then I recommend you get a job.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 26, 2021 at 10:42 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bob uecker, brewers

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   1. Howie Menckel Posted: September 26, 2021 at 11:44 PM (#6041836)
apparently Uecker was asked, at his age, how he'll know it's time to walk away.

he said he would never want to embarrass the organization - which is why he always wears diapers in the booth....
   2. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: September 27, 2021 at 12:30 AM (#6041840)
Listened to a bunch today, per usual, Uecker was quite reflective, can't imagine listening to Brewers games w/o him. Also had a really good interview with Braun (middle innings) (ducks).
   3. Der-K's emotional investment is way up Posted: September 27, 2021 at 09:38 AM (#6041865)
the pitching machine first pitch made me laugh, i'll admit it.
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 27, 2021 at 09:59 AM (#6041873)
“Bob and I were similar hitters,” Yount said in a video tribute that aired during a pregame ceremony at American Family Field. “With the only difference being about 100 points in our career batting average.”,
Don’t quit your day job, Robin.

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