Bob Uecker Biography

April 8, 2020
First published on:April 8, 2020
by John Max

Facts of Bob Uecker

Birth Name Robert George Uecker
Birth Place Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Famous Name Bob Uecker
Father August Uecker
Mother Mary Schultz
Net Worth $5 Million
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Catcher / Broadcaster
Divorce Judy Uecker (m. 1976–2001), Joyce Uecker (m. 1956–1975)
Children Four

1964 World Series Champion, Bob Uecker is a MLB player turned sportscaster who currently serves as a play-by-play announcer for Milwaukee Brewers radio broadcasts since 1971. In recognition of his broadcasting career, he was honored by the122 National Baseball Hall of Fame with Ford C. Frick Award in 2003.  

Born on 26th January 1934, Bob Uecker made his MLB debut on 13th April 1962 for the Milwaukee Braves and his last MLB appearance came on 29th September 1967 for the Atlanta Braves. Besides, he is also an actor and comedian.

Bob Uecker Net Worth & Salary As Of 2020

As of 2020, Bob Uecker has an estimated net worth of $5 million. His income source is widely considered the baseball industry, however, the entertainment industry has also helped him to build his net worth that strong. He has starred in numbers in ads, TV shows, movies as well as appered in WWE as the ring announcer for the pay-per-view's main event of Hulk Hogan versus André the Giant

His salary is reported $0.6 million being a play-by-play announcer for Milwaukee Brewers radio broadcasts.

Bob Uecker's House Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin (WI), US SOURCE: Virtual Globetrotting

Besides, he owns a $1.3 million mansions in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin (WI), US. 

Married Twice But Now Single

Aforementioned, Bob has married twice but both ended in divorce. His first wife was Joyce Uecker whom he married in 1956. The duo lived 19 years together but did not share any child.

Later, he tied the knot with Judy in 1976 in Louisiana. The couple has 4 children - Steve, Leann, Sue Ann, and Bob Jr. Nevertheless, his second marriage came to end in 2001. 

On 27th April 2010, he underwent heart surgery. Later four days, his aortic valve and a portion of his aortic root were successfully replaced. By 23rd July, he returned to his work. That same year on 14th October, he again underwent heart surgery but this time to repair a tear at the site of his valve replacement.

In April 2012, his son Steve Uecker passed away at the age of 52.

Early Life

Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, Bob Uecker was born to August Uecker and Mary Schultz. He holds an American nationality who came from a white ethnic background. 

Though there is no information about his academic qualification, one thing is sure, he was interested in baseball since his childhood and grew up watching the minor-league Milwaukee Brewers at Borchert Field.

Career

In 1956, He signed a professional contract with his hometown Milwaukee Braves and made his Major League Baseball debut as a catcher with the club in 1962. Further, he played 1964-65 seasons with St. Louis Cardinals, 1966–1967 season with Philadelphia Phillies, and Atlanta Braves where he concluded his six-year major league career in 1967.

Upon retirement, he returned to Milwaukee and started calling play-by-play for the Milwaukee Brewers' radio broadcasts, a position he holds to this day. Earlier, he also served as a TV broadcaster where Brian Anderson is currently working replacing Don Sutton.

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