This series, FWP or Famous Wisconsin People, will acknowledge the accomplishments of some well-known (and maybe not so well-known) individuals from our state.
Robert George “Bob” Uecker was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, though he likes to joke that he was born on an oleo run to Illinois. He attended what is now Bradley Tech High School and after graduating, joined the army. He signed a contract with the Milwaukee Braves in 1956 and debuted in the major leagues as a catcher in 1962. His batting average was .200 and he is on the top ten list for most passed balls in a season, making him a mediocre player, at best. He was nicknamed “Mr. Baseball” by TV show host, Johnny Carson, where he appeared several times as a guest comedian.
Uecker also played for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies. After retiring from baseball, Uecker returned to Milwaukee in 1971 and began play-by-play calling for the Milwaukee Brewers’ radio broadcasts. He currently calls games on WTMJ in Milwaukee and the Brewers Radio Network throughout Wisconsin. Uecker was elected to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998.
You are searching for a small container placed in honor of Bob Uecker’s accomplishments.
Please enter from the parking lot on 116th street. Do not enter from private property in the neighboring subdivisions. Parking will be limited in the evenings that there are baseball games, so plan accordingly. Park is open dawn til dusk. As always, treat the parks with respect. Be aware of muggles and replace cache so that it is not visible to others. Thanks!