No cheap seats today: a statue of Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker will be unveiled at a special ceremony today at Miller Park.
The statue will be revealed at its home near Miller Park’s Home Plate Plaza. Bob Costas will serve as emcee.
Uecker’s statue will join those of Hank Aaron, Robin Yount and MLB Commissioner (and former Brewers owner) Bud Selig. The Aaron and Yount statues were unveiled on April 5, 2001, the first year of Miller Park’s existence, and were donated by the Allan H. (Bud) Selig Foundation. On August 24, 2010, Selig became the third honoree when his statue was unveiled in an afternoon program.
The Uecker statue is cast in bronze, measures over seven feet in height not including the base, and was designed and produced by Brian Maughan, who (along with Douglas Kwart) also created the Aaron, Selig and Yount statues.
A native of Milwaukee, Uecker played two season (1962-63) for the Milwaukee Braves. He’s been the Voice of the Brewers since the 1971 season.
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