Recognized five times as Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year, Uecker joined the Brewers broadcasting tandem of Merle Harmon and Tom Collins in 1971.

The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association named him as Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year five times (1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1987), and in 2011 inducted him into its Hall of Fame. Uecker, “the voice of the Milwaukee Brewers” since 1978, is the first former-player-turned- broadcaster to be inducted into The Radio Hall of Fame. More Frick Award Winners Hall of Fame Awards Bob Uecker, the longtime voice of the Milwaukee Brewers, was named the 2003 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award.

Growing up in Milwaukee, Uecker attended what … Bob Uecker Honors.

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... Bob’s self-deprecating humor and popular comic appeal helped propel him to a Hall of Fame broadcasting career that spanned 5 decades.

Yes, you’ll still hear WTMJ Brewers Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Uecker on your radio tonight.

By James Caldwell, Torch assistant editor Torch readers who attended Saturday night's WWE Hall of Fame ceremony in Phoenix, Ariz. noted that the highly-entertaining Bob Uecker easily "stole the show" with his induction speech mixing classic wrestling and baseball stories with his classic comedy timing and dry humor. Few Milwaukeeans have had a bigger impact in advertising on a national level than Mr. Did we mention he was also the first former player turned broadcaster to be inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame? Bob Uecker's quotes came primarily from his broadcasting career where he is one of the most popular radio announcers in baseball history.

On the eve of this weekend's Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions in Canton, Ohio, here are the best of the best HOF induction speeches from across sports. In 2001, Uecker was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.

Baseball, Bob Uecker. Known affectionately as “Mr.Baseball,” Bob Uecker began his radio career in 1971. Bob Uecker's ability to make fun of himself, in person, on television, while broadcasting ballgames, is truly second to none.

But there won’t be 45,000 people grilling brats and enjoying beer.

Bob Uecker: 'My mother and father were on an oleo margarine run to Chicago back in 1934', Fricke Award, Baseball Hall of Fame - 2003 July 26, 2017 27 July 2003, Cooperstown, New York, USA