— Voice of the Milwaukee Brewers Major League Baseball Player and World-Class Entertainer —
Uecker will forever be known as the "Voice of the Brewers" with over four decades as lead play-by-play broadcaster for the team. Nationally, he also called action for ABC's Monday Night Baseball, NBC's Game of the Week, League Championship Series and World Series.
Uecker was named the recipient of the 2003 Ford C. Frick Award, ensuring him a permanent place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
As an actor and comedian, Uecker's credits in Hollywood as a celebrity entertainer are just as numerous. They include one of the lead roles in the long-running television sitcom Mr. Belvedere, countless guest appearances on The Tonight Show, and a hosting role on Saturday Night Live.
Uecker also acted in two of the best baseball movies ever - Major League and Major League II - filling the hilarious role of team broadcaster Harry Doyle in both films.
Uecker was also a key participant in one of the most popular ad campaigns of all time, serving
A former catcher who spent six seasons in the Major Leagues (including a World Championship in 1964), Uecker authored a book entitled Catcher in the Wry, a humorous look back on the years he spent with the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • Sports.
Location. 43° 1.722′ N, 87° 58.37′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. The marker is below the Bob Uecker statue, which is located near the main entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Brewers Way, Milwaukee WI 53214, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robin Yount (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Aaron (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of the 1901 Milwaukee Brewers of the American League (within shouting distance of this marker); Allan H. Selig (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Doug Melvin (about 600 feet away); Prince Fielder (about 600 feet away); Harry Dalton (about 600 feet away); Bill Schroeder (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 20, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.