Uecker to be inducted into National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame
Bob Uecker. | Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MILWAUKEE - The legendary voice of the Milwaukee Brewers, Bob Uecker, will be inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Hall of Fame during the NAB Show Radio Luncheon Tuesday afternoon in Las Vegas, according to a press release by the Brewers organization.
Affectionately known as "Mr. Baseball," Uecker is currently in his 42nd year calling play-by-play on Newsradio 620 WTMJ-AM and the Brewers Radio Network. The former-player-turned-broadcaster has completed 30 seasons as the club's lead announcer and is celebrating his 57th year in professional baseball in 2012.
Uecker's has done color commentary and play-by-play announcing on NBC and ABC covering regular season baseball, the League Championship Series, the World Series and MLB All-Star Games.
Uecker was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2001 and honored with the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award for broadcast excellence in 2003. The five-time Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year is also in the Wisconsin Sports Hall of Fame.
Previous NAB Radio Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductees with baseball ties include Vin Scully, Jack Buck, Harry Caray and Mel Allen.
Uecker will miss Tuesday's Brewers game at Miller Park to attend the induction ceremony. Uecker will be back in the booth on Wednesday for the Brewers-Dodgers game at Miller Park.