Today In Brewer History: The Ultimate Honor For Bob Uecker

Bob Uecker played six seasons in the major leagues, hitting .200/.293/.287 over 297 games as a member of three teams. When he played his final big league game in 1967, there probably wasn't anyone in attendance who saw Cooperstown in his future.

A few years later, however, Uecker debuted in the booth as the voice of the Milwaukee Brewers. And on this day in 2003, Uecker's work in that role earned him that year's Ford C. Frick award and induction into the broadcasters' wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Later that year he was honored alongside all time greats Gary Carter and Eddie Murray, and J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner Hal McCoy.

I wasn't able to find video of Uecker's induction, but MLB.com has a link to the audio and several quotes you may remember from his speech.

Uecker, who turned 77 in January, is back with the Brewers again this season and will be calling today's Brewers-Cubs game along with Joe Block on WTMJ this afternoon.

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