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
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
He was inducted in the Radio Hall of Fame in 2001 and the
Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., in 2003.