Known affectionately as Mr.Baseball, Bob Uecker began
his radio career in 1971.
Uecker, the voice of the Milwaukee Brewers since 1978,
is the first former-player-turned- broadcaster to be inducted into
The Radio Hall of Fame.
Growing up in Milwaukee, Uecker attended what is now Milwaukee
Tech High School. After spending time in the army, he signed with
the Milwaukee Braves to play minor league baseball. Uecker spent
six seasons in the major leagues with the Milwaukee and Atlanta
Braves, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Philadelphia Phillies.
In 1971, Uecker was hired by the Brewers to provide color commentary
alongside announcers Merle Harmon and Tom Collins. One day Uecker
was left to do play-by-play coverage and his talent could not be
denied. Ueckers national reputation grew when he was hired
by ABC to cover Monday Night Baseball, the League Championship
Series, and the World Series. Uecker also worked with Bob Costas
on NBC playoff baseball broadcasts.
In addition to Ueckers baseball exposure, he was a frequent
guest on The
Tonight Show. He has also appeared as a spokesman for Miller
Lite Beer, a co-star of ABC Televisions Mr. Belvedere
and in two films - Major League and Major League II.
Bob Uecker was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2001.
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