Uecker receives award before Brewers game

Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker was presented with the National

Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association’s Hall of Fame award

before Milwaukee’s game against the Braves on Tuesday.

NSSA executive director Dave Goren referred to Uecker as ”Mr.

Baseball” when presenting a Hall of Fame plaque during a short

ceremony outside the radio booth.

”I’m sure there are a lot of managers that wouldn’t call me Mr.

Baseball,” Uecker said.

He will be inducted into the NSSA Hall of Fame along with

announcer Brent Musburger and sportswriter Bob Ryan of the Boston

Globe.

Uecker is in his 41st year as a broadcaster for the Brewers.

He’ll miss the induction on May 16 because he will be traveling

with the team to Los Angeles.

Uecker apologized for missing the induction and said ”I think

I’m doing it the right way” by continuing with his broadcast

duties during the trip.

”I’d like to be there to watch you bury some of my equipment

and make sure it’s never used again,” Uecker joked.

The 76-year-old Uecker had his second heart surgery in

October.

He was inducted in the Radio Hall of Fame in 2001 and the

Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., in 2003.