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31 Bob Uecker Quotes From The Beloved 'Mr. Baseball'

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Bob Uecker is a famous baseball player - playing for the Milwaukee Braves for several years.

He got into baseball soon after his return from the US Military and has since then never been separated from the game. If you enjoy reading Bob Uecker quotes, do look at Tim Tebow quotes and inspirational baseball quotes.

Best Quotes By The Star Of The Milwaukee Braves

Not everyone can keep up with the game, but those who can, are rewarded for it.

This first-time author, television broadcaster, Milwaukee Brave player, and army veteran is well known for his skills. With many a quote - his name has been permanently put in the Hall of Fame for fans and friends alike. Read on for some of the best Bob Uecker quotes.

1. "Where would I be without baseball? Who am I without baseball?"

-Bob Uecker.

2. "I had been playing for a while, and I asked Louisville Slugger to send me a dozen flame treated bats. But when I got it, I realized they had sent me a box of ashes."

-Bob Uecker.

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

-Bob Uecker.

4. "I would order a dozen bats and there were times they'd come back with handles at each end."

-Bob Uecker.

5. "Between me and my roommate, we've hit 400 Major League home runs."

-Bob Uecker.

6. "They broke it to me gently. The manager came up to me before a game and told me they didn't allow visitors in the clubhouse."

-Bob Uecker.

7. "Not bragging by any means, but I could have done a lot of other stuff as far as working in films go and working in television... I had chances to do that stuff, but I like baseball, I really do."

-Bob Uecker.

8. "I led the league in go get 'em next time."

-Bob Uecker.

9. "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.

10. "The highlight of my baseball career came in Philadelphia's Connie Mack Stadium when I saw a fan fall out of the upper deck. When he got up and walked away, the crowd booed."

-Bob Uecker.

Famous Bob Uecker Quotes

Any game requires commitment and teamwork to succeed.

Bob Uecker may not have been the best player - but he was a guy you could rely on thousand times over. Over his career, he first was an army veteran, then a player, and eventually an author and a sports broadcaster. Bob Uecker quotes are some of the best ones in the field of baseball - and people fondly remember him for his time with the Milwaukee Braves. Read on to see some of the famous Bob Uecker quotes.

11. "My kids used to do things to aggravate me, too. I'd take them to a game, and they'd want to come home with a different player."

-Bob Uecker.

12. "On TV the people can see it. On radio you've got to create it."

-Bob Uecker.

13. "I think my top salary was maybe in 1966. I made $17,000 and 11 of that came from selling other players' equipment."

-Bob Uecker.

14. "I spent three of the best years of my life in 10th grade."

-Bob Uecker.

15. "After getting out of the service and going into baseball I never wanted to do anything else."

-Bob Uecker.

16. "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.

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

-Bob Uecker.

18. "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.

19. "People have asked me a lot of times, because I didn't hit a lot, how long a dozen bats would last me. Depending on the weight and model I was using at that time - I would say eight to 10 cookouts."

-Bob Uecker.

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

-Bob Uecker.

21. "I had slumps that lasted into the winter."

-Bob Uecker.

Bob Uecker Quotes On Baseball

More than baseball with the Milwaukee Braves, Bob Uecker is well known for his career as a radio broadcaster. So if you are looking for Bob Uecker Major League quotes, then definitely check out the quotes below. You will definitely find a quote you enjoy and love the guy and his jovial spirit!

22. "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.

23. "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.

24. "When I played baseball I got death threats all the time--from my mother."

-Bob Uecker.

25. "I just grew the hair on my back. Facial hair just wasn't appealing to me. I liked it on my back, though."

-Bob Uecker.

26. "They have Easter egg hunts in Philadelphia, and if the kids don't find the eggs, they get booed."

-Bob Uecker.

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

-Bob Uecker.

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

-Bob Uecker.

29. "It is dangerous for an athlete to believe his own publicity, good or bad."

-Bob Uecker.

30. "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.

31. "I had a great shoe contract and glove contract with a company who paid me a lot of money never to be seen using their stuff."

-Bob Uecker.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Bob Uecker quotes then why not take a look at [Tommy Lasorda quotes], or Satchel Paige quotes.

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