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#1. I did stand-up, weird and ignorant stuff about my career - anything for a laugh. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#2. I think my top salary was maybe in 1966. I made $17,000 and 11 of that came from selling other players' equipment. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#3. You throw batting practice, you warm up pitchers, you sit and cheer. You do whatever you have to do to stay on the team. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#4. When I looked at the third base coach, he turned his back on me. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#5. They have Easter egg hunts in Philadelphia, and if the kids don't find the eggs, they get booed. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#6. 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. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#7. 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. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#8. 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. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#9. 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. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#10. I used to soak my mitts in a bucket of water for about two days. Then I'd put a couple of baseballs in the pocket and wrap it up with a rubber band. Today you don't have to do that, because catchers' mitts are more like first baseman's gloves. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#11. Hey, I think it's easy for guys to hit .300 and stay in the big leagues. Hit .200 and try to stick around as long as I did; I think it's a much greater accomplishment. That's hard. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#12. We were on for six years. We were in syndication for a while. It had its run. I still see the people from 'Mr. Belvedere,' too. We stay in touch. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#13. 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. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#14. On TV the people can see it. On radio you've got to create it. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#15. When I played baseball I got death threats all the time
from my mother. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#16. Career highlights? I had two - I got an intentional walk from Sandy Koufax and I got out of a rundown against the Mets. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#17. You know, I was once named Minor League Player of the Year ... unfortunately, I had been in the majors for two years at the time. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#18. 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. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#19. 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. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#20. If a guy hits .300 every year, what does he have to look forward to? I always tried to stay around .190, with three or four RBI. And I tried to get them all in September. That way I always had something to talk about during the winter. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#21. I knew when my career was over. In 1965 my baseball card came out with no picture. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#22. I hope the fans have enjoyed listening as much as I've enjoyed doing the games. I don't ever go to the park where I don't have a good day. I don't like losing. But I don't think I ever go to the park where I have a bad day. I don't think once. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#23. Phil Niekro and his brother were pitching against each other in Atlanta. Their parents were sitting right behind home plate. I saw their folks more that day than they did the whole weekend. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#24. I had slumps that lasted into the winter. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#25. I had a .200 lifetime batting average in the major leagues, which tied me with another sports great averaging 200 or better for a ten-year period: Don Carter, one of our top bowlers. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#26. In 1962 I was named Minor League Player of the Year. It was my second season in the bigs. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#27. Any teammate of mine that had a kid and a boy that was capable of playing baseball, I think I set a terrific example of 'Don't do this' and 'Don't do that.' And that's one of the things that I'm most proud of. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#28. I just grew the hair on my back. Facial hair just wasn't appealing to me. I liked it on my back, though. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#29. The way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until it stops rolling and then pick it up. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#30. I make fun of situations and try and find the humor in things, but it's never at the expense of the other guy. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#31. I remember one time I'm batting against the Dodgers in Milwaukee. They lead, 2 - 1, it's the bottom of the ninth, bases loaded, two out and the pitcher has a full count on me. I look over to the Dodger dugout and they're all in street clothes. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#32. Where would I be without baseball? Who am I without baseball? - Author: Bob Uecker
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#33. I hit a grand slam off Ron Herbel and when his manager Herman Franks came out to get him, he was bringing Herbel's suitcase. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#34. 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. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#35. Between me and my roommate, we've hit 400 Major League home runs. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#36. People don't know this, but I helped the Cardinals win the pennant. I came down with hepatitis. The trainer injected me with it! - Author: Bob Uecker
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#37. I signed a very modest $3,000 bonus with the Braves in Milwaukee. And my old man didn't have that kinda money to put out. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#38. I would order a dozen bats and there were times they'd come back with handles at each end. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#39. 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. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#40. I spent three of the best years of my life in 10th grade. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#41. 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. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#42. Sure, women sportswriters look when they're in the clubhouse. Read their stories. How else do you explain a capital letter in the middle of a word? - Author: Bob Uecker
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#43. I was acting when I was playing baseball. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#44. 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. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#45. I led the league in go get 'em next time. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#46. I set records that will never be equaled. In fact, I hope 90% of them don't even get printed. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#47. Anyone with talent can play in the Major Leagues; for someone like me to stay around as long as I did, I think that's a much greater acheivement. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#48. After getting out of the service and going into baseball I never wanted to do anything else. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#49. Sporting goods companies pay me not to endorse their products. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#50. How do you catch a knuckleball? You wait until it stops rolling, then go pick it up. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#51. Before broadcasting for 50-some years, I did TV, played 10 years in the big leagues, won a world championship - and played a big part in that, too, letting the Cardinals inject me with hepatitis. Takes a big man to do that. - Author: Bob Uecker
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#52. I signed with the Milwaukee Braves for three-thousand dollars. That bothered my dad at the time because he didn't have that kind of dough. But he eventually scraped it up. - Author: Bob Uecker
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