Bob Uecker

Positions:
Bats: R Throws: R
Height: 73 Weight: 190
Born: Friday, January 26, 1934 in Milwaukee, WI USA
Died: in ,
Debut: 4/13/1962
Last Game: 9/29/1967
Full Name: Robert George Uecker

Bob Uecker (1/26/34). Nicknamed “Mr. Baseball” (by Johnny Carson – Uecker was a frequent guest on the “Tonight Show” with Carson in the 1970s & 1980s). Bob was also a catcher (with limited skills) for six seasons in the 1960s (1962-1967). His career batting average was only .200 (maybe it should have been called “The Uecker Line” instead of “The Mendoza Line”), but Bob strangely had a lifetime .429 BA (in over 50 AB) against the most dominant pitcher of his era, Sandy Koufax. Bob was a member of the 1964 World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals. Uecker’s wit and self-deprecating humor made him a very popular talk-show guest and ad pitchman (especially his “Miller Lite” commercials (“I must be in the front row”). His acting extended to the tv series, “Mr. Belvedere” in the 1980s and he appeared in one of the most popular baseball movies ever made, “Major League” (and its sequels) in 1989. He coined a catchphrase from that movie that has been repeated often (to this day): “Juuuust a bit outside.” He has been a regular broadcaster for the Milwaukee Brewers since the early 1980s and was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a broadcaster, winning the “Ford C. Frick Award” in 2003.