Gov. Evers declares Sept. 25 ‘Bob Uecker Day’

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MADISON, Wis. — In celebration of the legendary sportscaster’s 50-year anniversary as the voice of the Milwaukee Brewers, Gov. Tony Evers has declared Sept. 25 as “Bob Uecker Day.”

“As a lifelong Brewers fan, some of my favorite baseball memories over the years have been narrated by Bob Uecker,” Evers said. “Bob is a homegrown Milwaukeean who has tremendous pride and love for the sport, his hometown, and his home state, and is more than deserving of this statewide day of celebration of his career, legacy, and achievements.”

Uecker was the first Milwaukee native to sign with the Milwaukee Braves back in 1962. After a season with his hometown team, Uecker went on to play for the St. Louis Cardinals where he helped the team secure their 1964 World Series win.

Following his retirement from the MLB, Uecker returned to Milwaukee and started his career as the Brewers’ broadcaster in September 1971.

“For generations, Bob has brought the ballpark experience into the homes of Brewers fans throughout the state, and his ability to create that magic is unrivaled. Bob is more than an icon in the state of Wisconsin; he is one of the world’s great entertainers and personalities,” said Rick Schlesinger, Brewers President-Business Operations. “We are fortunate to call him one of our own as we celebrate his 50th anniversary as the voice of the Brewers.”

Throughout his career, Mr. Baseball has won numerous awards and accolades, including being named Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year on five separate occasions.

Gov. Tony Evers’ full proclamation for Bob Uecker Day is available here.