Today is a big day in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Badgers take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Soldier Field. The Milwaukee Brewers could clinch the division today with a win and a Cardinals’ loss. It is also, by order of the governor, Bob Uecker Day across the entire state.
For 50 years Bob Uecker has been the voice of the Milwaukee @Brewers, bringing the joy and excitement of the game into the homes of fans across our state. Join me in celebrating his career and legacy tomorrow as we commemorate 50 years of Mr. Baseball! #ThisIsMyCrew pic.twitter.com/g7by34yH7n
— Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) September 24, 2021
Why Bob Uecker Day?
Does there really need to be a reason to celebrate Bob Uecker? After all, he is arguably the greatest radio voice in the history of baseball.
However, there is a reason for this proclamation. This season, Uecker is celebrating his 50th season as the radio voice of the Milwaukee Brewers. Years ago, the Brewers celebrated Uecker’s 50 years in baseball with a special ceremony at Miller Park (now AmFam Field). This occasion, though, specifically celebrates Uecker’s 50 seasons with the Brewers’ franchise. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett also declared today to be Bob Uecker Day in the city of Milwaukee. All told, this is Uecker’s 66th year in baseball.
What Does the Celebration Entail?
The Milwaukee Brewers are pulling out all the stops for their Hall of Fame broadcaster. Robin Yount will be on hand and will catch the ceremonial first pitch. Ryan Braun, too, is in town for the celebration (and also for his farewell to fans, as he officially retired earlier this month). Additionally, tonight is WWE Night with a special Uecker Bobblehead giveaway.
Saturday is going to be a busy day, but a great one! Robin Yount & Ryan Braun autograph signings. (Some personal stuff you don't care about.) Then WWE Night at The Keg with a cool new Bob Uecker bobblehead for my collection.
— The Brewer Nation (@BrewerNation) September 23, 2021
Throughout the game, there will be video tributes to Uecker that have been made by his friends and family.
Yesterday, the Milwaukee Brewers added Francisco Rodriguez, Yovani Gallardo, and Carlos Gomez to the team’s Wall of Honor. Hopefully, today’s ceremony is not the end of the festivities, and the Brewers can clinch the division this weekend. Furthermore, hopefully they can get Mr. Baseball that World Series ring he deserves.