Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy birthday, Mr. Baseball

We step outside the music arena today to wish Bob Uecker a happy 75th birthday. Well, juuuuust a bit outside. The Hall of Fame baseball announcer's voice has been music to the ears of Brewers fans for years. There's nothing like Uecker's call as a Brewer batter drives one for the fences:

"Get up! Get up! Get outta here! Gone!"

We all remember Uecker's hilarious spots in the old Miller Lite ex-jock commercials, as well as his many appearances with Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show (click on the image above for a sample of that deadpan humor). And of course his role as play-by-play announcer Harry Doyle in the movie Major League.

A good guy, a funny guy, a home boy who parlayed a career .200 batting average into a career of laughs and fun times.

Happy birthday, Ueck. And many more.

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