Bob Uecker is an icon in Milwaukee. He is the voice of the Brewers, and we are lucky enough to have the chance to listen to him on a daily basis. I put together some of my favorite Uecker quotes, because I figured everyone needed a good laugh after the way the Brewers have been playing this season. I mean, it’s nice to be able to laugh at something other than how horribly our team is playing. (Sources: Baseball Reference and Baseball Almanac).

 

“Baseball hasn’t forgotten me. I go to a lot of Old Timers games and I haven’t lost a thing. I sit in the bullpen and let people throw things at me. Just like old times.”

“I had been playing for a while, and I asked Louisville Slugger to send me a dozen flame treated bats. But when I got it, I realized they had sent me a box of ashes.”

“Career highlights? I had two. I got an intentional walk from Sandy Koufax and I got out of a rundown against the Mets.”

“When I looked to the third base coach for a sign, he turned his back on me.”

“When I played, they didn’t use fancy words like that (emotionally distressed). They just said I couldn’t hit.”

“My hitting strategy? Uh, trying to stay out of the starting lineup.”

“If a guy hits .300 every year, what does he have to look forward to? I always tried to stay around .190, with three or four RBI. And I tried to get them all in September. That way I always had something to talk about during the winter.”

“I was the catcher in a no-hitter game once. Unfortunately it was against us…but I sat there and did my part.”

“I had slumps that lasted into the winter.”

“I hit a grand slam off Ron Herbel once, and when his manager Herman Franks came out to get him, he was bringing Herbel’s suitcase.”

“Colt 45 Stadium was the first place I ever saw mosquitoes with saddles. Those things were huge.”

“In 1962 I was named Minor League Player of the Year. It was my second season in the bigs.”

“They always talk about a high sky in Arizona. Where else would it be?”

“I set records that will never be equaled. In fact, I hope 90% of them don’t even get printed.”

“One time, I got pulled over at four a.m. I was fined seventy-five dollars for being intoxicated and four-hundred for being with the Phillies.”

“That’s what spring training is about. Casual atmosphere, casual dress…a few nudes. Just kidding.”

“Sporting goods companies pay me not to endorse their products.”

“The biggest thrill a ballplayer can have is when your son takes after you. That happened when my Bobby was in his championship Little League game. He really showed me something. Struck out three times. Made an error that lost the game. Parents were throwing things at our car and swearing at us as we drove off. Gosh, I was proud.”

“The highlight of my career? In ’67 with St. Louis, I walked with the bases loaded to drive in the winning run in an intersquad game in spring training.”

“This official scorer is the worst…he probably left”

“They said I was such a great prospect that they were sending me to a winter league to sharpen up. When I stepped off the plane, I was in Greenland.”

“When I came up to bat with three men on and two outs in the ninth, I looked in the other team’s dugout and they were already in street clothes.”

 

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