Bob Uecker is well-known in the Hollywood film industry, sports, television, and radio. He is a former baseball player, radio broadcaster, and television personality from the United States. He was born on January 26, 1935, in a lovely city called Milwaukee. In school, he liked to play basketball and baseball. He had made the school baseball team and was a catcher at the time.
Similarly, at the age of twenty, he enlisted in the United States Army and began playing military baseball with other troops. He played at Missouri, Fort Belvoir, and Fort Leonard Wood at the time. Furthermore, after leaving the army, he joined with the Milwaukee Braves in 1956.
Later, with the Braves, he is employed as a catcher in Major League Baseball in 1962.
He was a member of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies. He then left Major League Baseball in 1967. Check out the following Bob Uecker quotes to see if they can help you achieve.
“I realized when my career was coming to an end.
In 1965, my baseball card had no picture.”
“What does a guy have to look forward to if he hits.300 every year?”
I always tried to be present.
190, with three or four runs batted in.
And I attempted to obtain them all in September.
That way, during the winter, I’d always have something to talk about.”
“To catch a knuckleball, wait till it stops rolling, then pick it up.”
“People can watch it on TV.”
You have to make it on radio.”
“Baseball has not forgotten about me.”
I attend a lot of old-timers games and have never lost anything.
I sit in the bullpen and allow people to throw objects at me.
“Just like in the old days.”
“When I came up to bat in the ninth inning with three men on and two outs, I looked in the other team’s dugout and they were already in street clothes.”
“In Philadelphia, they hold Easter egg hunts, and if the kids don’t discover the eggs, they get booed.”
“People don’t realize it, but I helped the Cardinals win the World Series.”
I became ill with hepatitis.
“The trainer injected it into me!”
“I led the league in going after ’em the next time.”
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“Let’s be honest.
Umpiring is not a pleasant or easy way to earn a living.
The violence they endure and the compensation they receive reveal an imbalance that can only be explained by their drive to be close to a game they can’t resist.”
“Where would I be if baseball didn’t exist?”
“Who am I if not for baseball?”
“I was named Minor League Player of the Year in 1962.”
It was my second season in the major leagues.”
“I had a fantastic shoe and glove contract with a firm that paid me a lot of money to never be spotted wearing their products.”
“I used to soak my mittens for roughly two days in a pail of water.”
I’d then stuff a couple of baseballs into the pocket and secure it with a rubber band.
Nowadays, catchers’ mitts are more like first baseman’s gloves, so you don’t have to do that.”
“The highlight of my baseball career came when I saw a fan fall out of the upper deck at Philadelphia’s Connie Mack Stadium.”
The audience booed when he stood up and walked away.”
“After a period of playing, I ordered Louisville Slugger to give me a dozen flame-treated bats.”
But when I opened it, I found it was a box of ashes.”
“I did stand-up comedy, bizarre and ignorant material about my career – anything for a laugh.”
“In the major leagues, I had a.200 lifetime batting average, which tied me with another sports great who averaged 200 or more for ten years: Don Carter, one of our greatest bowlers.”
“I recall batting against the Dodgers once in Milwaukee.
It’s the bottom of the ninth inning, bases loaded, two outs, and the pitcher has a full count on me.
When I glance across to the Dodger dugout, they’re all dressed in street clothes.”
“You know, I was named Minor League Player of the Year once…unfortunately, I had already been in the majors for two years at the time.”
“My roommate and I have hit 400 Major League home runs.”
“Sure, female sportswriters glance in the locker room.
Read their biographies.
“How else can a capital letter in the middle of a word be explained?”
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“In 10th grade, I had three of the best years of my life.”
“You pitch batting practice, warm up pitchers, and sit back and cheer.”
You do whatever it takes to stay on the squad.”
“They gently broke it to me.
Before a game, the manager approached me and informed me that visitors were not permitted in the clubhouse.”
“I’m not bragging by any means, but I could have done a lot more in terms of working in films and television…
I have opportunities to do that, but I truly enjoy baseball.”
“The greatest delight a baseball player can have is when his son takes after him.”
That happened during my Bobby’s championship Little League game.
He truly demonstrated something to me.
Three times I struck out.
I made a mistake that cost me the game.
As we drove away, our parents hurled objects at our car and cursed at us.
I was really proud.”
“I hope the fans have had as much fun listening as I have had playing the games.”
I never go to the park if I’m having a bad day.
I despise losing.
But I don’t think I’ve ever gone to the park on a poor day.
“I don’t think even once.”
“Sportswear firms pay me not to promote their items.”
“I just grew my back hair.”
Facial hair was never intriguing to me.
But I enjoyed it on my back.”
“I hit a grand slam off Ron Herbel, and his manager Herman Franks came out to fetch him with Herbel’s bag.”
“I went through slumps that lasted all winter.”
“I established records that will never be broken.”
In fact, I pray that 90% of them are never printed.”
“Anyone with talent can play in the major leagues.”
But I think being able to fool people year after year was a much larger accomplishment.”
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“I agreed to a $3,000 bonus with the Braves in Milwaukee.
And my grandfather didn’t have that type of money to spare.”
“I believe my highest income was in 1966.”
I made $17,000, 11 of which came from selling the equipment of other gamers.”
“Before I started broadcasting for 50 years, I worked in television, played 10 years in the big leagues, and won a world title – and I had a big part in that, too, by letting the Cardinals inject me with hepatitis.”
That takes a huge man to do.”
“In Atlanta, Phil Niekro and his brother were pitching against each other.
Their parents were seated directly behind home plate.
I saw their parents more that day than they did all weekend.”
“I never wanted to do anything else after getting out of the service and going into baseball.”
“When I wasn’t playing baseball, I was acting.”
“I think I set a fantastic example of ‘Don’t do this’ and ‘Don’t do that’ for any teammate of mine who had a baby and a guy who was capable of playing baseball.”
And that is one of my greatest accomplishments.”
“I make light of circumstances and try to find the funny in them, but never at the expense of the other guy.”
“I used to get death threats from my mother all the time when I was playing baseball.”
“We were together for six years.”
For a while, we were in syndication.
It had its time.
I still see characters from ‘Mr. Belvedere.’
We keep in touch.”
“Because I didn’t hit a lot, people have asked me how long a dozen bats would last me.
I’d guess eight to ten cookouts, depending on the weight and model I was using at the time.”
“The third base coach turned his back on me when I looked at him.”