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Bob Uecker Quotes

Type: Athlete   |    Date of Birth: 1935-01-26   |    Year of Death:    |    Nationality:
Anybody with ability can play in the big leagues. But to be able to trick people year in and year out the way I did, I think that was a much greater feat.
Bob Uecker

Baseball hasn't forgotten me. I go to a lot of old-timers games 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

Career highlights? I had two. I got an intentional walk from Sandy Koufax and I got out of a rundown against the Mets.
Bob Uecker

I didn't get a lot of awards as a player. But they did have a Bob Uecker Day Off for me once in Philly.
Bob Uecker

I had slumps that lasted into the winter.
Bob Uecker

I hit a grand slam off Ron Herbel and when his manager Herman Franks came out to get him, he was bringing Herbel's suitcase.
Bob Uecker

I knew when my career was over. In 1965 my baseball card came out with no picture.
Bob Uecker

I led the league in "Go get 'em next time."
Bob Uecker

I set records that will never be equaled. In fact, I hope 90% of them don't even get printed.
Bob Uecker

I signed with the Milwaukee Braves for three-thousand dollars. That bothered my dad at the time because he didn't have that kind of dough. But he eventually scraped it up.
Bob Uecker

If a guy hits .300 every year, what does he have to look forward to? I always tried to stay around .190, with three or four RBI. And I tried to get them all in September. That way I always had something to talk about during the winter.
Bob Uecker

In 1962 I was named Minor League Player of the Year. It was my second season in the bigs.
Bob Uecker

Let's face it. Umpiring is not an easy or happy way to make a living. In the abuse they suffer, and the pay they get for it, you see an imbalance that can only be explained by their need to stay close to a game they can't resist.
Bob Uecker

One time, I got pulled over at four a.m. I was fined seventy-five dollars for being intoxicated and four-hundred for being with the Phillies.
Bob Uecker

People don't know this but I helped the Cardinals win the pennant. I came down with hepatitis. The trainer injected me with it.
Bob Uecker

Sporting goods companies pay me not to endorse their products.
Bob Uecker

Sure, women sportswriters look when they're in the clubhouse. Read their stories. How else do you explain a capital letter in the middle of a word?
Bob Uecker

The highlight of my career? In '67 with St. Louis, I walked with the bases loaded to drive in the winning run in an intersquad game in spring training.
Bob Uecker

The way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until it stops rolling and then pick it up.
Bob Uecker

When I came up to bat with three men on and two outs in the ninth, I looked in the other team's dugout and they were already in street clothes.
Bob Uecker

When I looked at the third base coach, he turned his back on me.
Bob Uecker



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