Brewers plan night to honor Bob Uecker
The Brewers are planning another night of honors for their legendary play-by-play man Bob Uecker, this time celebrating his 60 years in professional baseball. On Tuesday, July 21st the Brewers will celebrate Major League night, a nod to the 1989 film featuring Uecker in the role of Harry Doyle, the wise cracking announcer for the Cleveland Indians.
Uecker will throw out the first pitch and the Brewers will donate $10,000 to the Make-a-Wish Foundation in his honor. Some fans will also receive a “Harry Doyle” Bobblehead. Some fans will also receive a limited-edition talking Bobblehead with famous quotes including: “This guy threw at his own kid in a father-son game,” “Personally, I think we got hosed on that call,” and “Juuust a bit outside.” In order to get the talking Bobblehead fans need to have already purchased a special Major League Night ticket package and the team says those have already sold out, but tickets to the game are still available.
This is the latest honor for Uecker. Last season the team unveiled a sitting statue of Uecker in the Terrace Level area of Miller Park that had already been dubbed “Uecker Seats.” The statue is positioned in a seat so fans can take their picture next to it. Uecker also has a standing statue outside Miller Park along with Robin Yount, Hank Aaron and Bud Selig.