Bob Uecker Stats

Bob Uecker was born on Friday, January 26, 1934, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Uecker was 28 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 13, 1962, with the Milwaukee Braves. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Bob Uecker baseball stats page.

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"Baseball hasn't forgotten me. I go to a lot of Old-Timers gamees and I haven't lost a thing. I sit in the bullpen and let people throw things at me. Just like old times." - Bob Uecker in Baseball on the Brain (Dennis Purdy, Workman Publishing. 03/20/2007, Page 229) [ Bob Uecker Quotes ]

Bob Uecker

Bob Uecker Autograph on a 1965 Topps (#519)

Bob Uecker Autograph on a 1965 Topps (#519)

Career
All-Star
Wild Card
Division
LCS
World Series
Birth Name:
Robert George Uecker
Nickname:
Bob - Mr. Baseball
Born On:
01-26-1934  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Technical High School (Milwaukee, WI)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
04-13-1962 (Age 28)
Last Game:
09-29-1967
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Bob Uecker Pitching Stats

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Bob Uecker Hitting Stats

1962 28 Braves 33 64 5 16 2 0 1 0 8 7 0 15 0 0 0 3 .250 .324 .328
1963 29 Braves 13 16 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 1 .250 .333 .375
1964 30 Cardinals 40 106 8 21 1 0 1 0 6 17 0 24 0 0 1 1 .198 .315 .236
1965 31 Cardinals 53 145 17 33 7 0 2 0 10 24 1 27 1 0 2 1 .228 .345 .317
1966 32 Phillies 78 207 15 43 6 0 7 0 30 22 6 36 4 4 0 8 .208 .279 .338
1967 33 Phillies 18 35 3 6 2 0 0 0 7 5 1 9 1 0 0 1 .171 .275 .229
1967 33 Braves 62 158 14 23 2 0 3 1 13 19 4 51 2 1 0 3 .146 .236 .215
6 Years 297 731 65 146 22 0 14 1 74 96 12 167 8 5 3 18 .200 .293 .287

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Bob Uecker Fielding Stats

1962 Braves C 24 13 459 113 4.7 111 101 10 2 4 5 2 5 .982 6.53
1963 Braves C 6 2 75 24 4.0 23 21 2 1 1 0 1 1 .958 8.28
1964 Cardinals C 40 36 921 224 5.6 221 201 20 3 2 3 13 8 .987 6.48
1965 Cardinals C 49 45 1,183 273 5.6 269 240 29 4 1 4 32 12 .985 6.14
1966 Phillies C 76 62 1,627 407 5.4 401 368 33 6 7 8 31 21 .985 6.65
1967 Phillies C 17 11 275 74 4.4 72 67 5 2 0 2 9 3 .973 7.07
1967 Braves C 59 48 1,341 321 5.4 312 281 31 9 3 25 28 8 .972 6.28
C Totals 271 217 5,881 1,436 5.3 1,409 1,279 130 27 18 47 116 58 .981 6.47
6 Years 271 217 5,881 1,436 5.3 1,409 1,279 130 27 18 47 116 58 .981 6.47

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Bob Uecker Miscellaneous Stats

1962 Braves 0 0 .000 9 4 n/a 64.0 4.3 8.0 - - -
1963 Braves 0 0 .000 7 0 n/a 0.0 3.2 0.0 - - -
1964 Cardinals 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 106.0 4.4 17.7 - - -
1965 Cardinals 0 1 .000 5 0 n/a 72.5 5.4 14.5 - - -
1966 Phillies 0 0 .000 7 0 n/a 29.6 5.8 6.9 - - -
1967 Phillies 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 0.0 3.9 5.0 - - -
1967 Braves 0 1 .000 3 4 n/a 52.7 3.1 12.2 - - -
6 Years 0 3 .000 34 8 n/a 52.2 4.4 9.9 - - -

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Bob Uecker Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1962 Milwaukee Braves 8 Undetermined - -
1963 Milwaukee Braves 8 Undetermined - -
1964 St. Louis Cardinals 9 Undetermined - Stats
1965 St. Louis Cardinals 9 Undetermined - -
1966 Philadelphia Phillies 9 Undetermined - -
1967 Philadelphia Phillies 9 Undetermined - -
1967 Atlanta Braves 12 Undetermined - -
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Did you know that Bob Uecker hit fourteen career home runs of which three were off future hall of fame pitchers - Gaylord Perry on May 5, 1965 , Sandy Koufax on July 24, 1965 , and Fergie Jenkins on April 29, 1966 ? Uecker often joked on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show, where he made nearly 100 guest appearances, that he always thought the Koufax homer would keep Sandy from getting into the Hall of Fame. Uecker also hit one career grand slam on June 21, 1967 , off pitcher Ron Herbel . Uecker's quipped that after he hit the slam the manager of the Giants came out to the mound to take Herbel out and with him was Herbel's suitcase.

Bob Uecker might have been a mediocre Major League catcher, but he did make it to "the show" and his absolutely legendary sense of humor enabled him to have noteworthy careers in sportscasting, comedy and as an actor once he left the playing field. In 1971, Uecker began calling play-by-play for the Milwaukee Brewers on the radio, for several years he was also a color commentator for games on ABC in the 1970s and NBC in the 1990s, he hosted two of his own syndicated television shows (Bob Uecker's Wacky World of Sports & Bob Uecker's War of the Stars), he served as ring announcer in several World Wrestling Federation events, and he is a published author. Here are but a few of his successes as it relates to this post-baseball career:

Uecker was the Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year five times (1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1987) and inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 2011.

Uecker was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2001.

Uecker received the Ford C. Frick Award in 2003, bestowed annually by the Baseball Hall of Fame to a broadcaster for "major contributions to baseball". His entire speech can be viewed on our Bob Uecker Quotes page.

Uecker's 50th year in professional baseball was in 2005 and the Milwaukee Brewers placed a number 50 in his honor in their "Ring of Honor", near the retired numbers of Robin Yount and Paul Molitor .

Uecker's name was added to the Braves Wall of Honor inside Miller Park on May 12, 2009.

Uecker was an inductee in the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2010, honored for his appearances at Wrestlemania III and Wrestlemania IV.

Uecker appears on a bronze statue outside of Miller Park which was erected on August 31, 2012. He was the fourth person so honored by the Milwaukee Brewers ; the others are Hank Aaron , Robin Yount and Bud Selig .


Bob Uecker | Hall of Fame Speech ( Ford Frick Award ) | MLB
After hanging up his cleats, Uecker began doing play-by-play for the Milwaukee Brewers (since 1971), a position he holds to this day. The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association inducted Mr. Baseball into its Hall of Fame in 2011, the National Radio Hall of Fame inducted him in 2001, and in 2003 he won the Ford Frick Award - an honor he accepted at the National Baseball Hall of Fame telling the audience, "I should have gone in as a player."

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