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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012.
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Uecker has second heart surgery

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Longtime Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker successfully underwent a second round of heart surgery Tuesday, team officials said.
2nd surgery for Brewers broadcaster Uecker

2nd surgery for Brewers broadcaster Uecker

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- An infection at the site of his cardiac valve replacement means Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker needs a second surgery, the team says.
Brewers broadcaster Uecker to have surgery

Brewers broadcaster Uecker to have surgery

MILWAUKEE, April 27 (UPI) -- Milwaukee Brewers' Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Uecker said Tuesday he will undergo heart surgery and miss 10-12 weeks of the season.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Friday, Jan. 26, 2007.
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Uecker gets order against stalker

MILWAUKEE, June 5 (UPI) -- Baseball legend Bob Uecker says an Illinois woman has been stalking him.

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Today is Thursday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2006 with 339 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2005 with 339 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2004 with 340 to follow.
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Uecker has knees replaced

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Uecker had both of his knees successfully replaced Monday morning in a surgical procedure.

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Milwaukee Brewers radio announcer Bob Uecker (R) and Brewers manager Ned Yost (L) listen to dugout talk prior to game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado July 31, 2006. Uecker is celebrating his 51st year in major league baseball. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Robert George "Bob" Uecker (pronounced /ˈjuːkər/ EWK-ər, or exactly as in the card game "euchre") (born January 26, 1935) is an American former Major League Baseball player, later a sportscaster, comedian, and actor. Uecker was given the title of "Mr. Baseball" by Johnny Carson.

Though he sometimes joked he was born on an oleo run to Illinois, Uecker was raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He grew up watching the minor-league Milwaukee Brewers at Borchert Field. He signed a professional contract with his hometown Milwaukee Braves in 1956 and made his major league debut as a catcher with the club in 1962. A mediocre hitter, he finished with a career batting average of .200. He was generally a sound defensive player and committed very few errors in his Major League career as a catcher, completing his career with a fielding percentage of .981. However, in 1967, despite playing only 59 games, he led the league with passed balls and is still on the top ten list for most passed balls in a season, though he spent a good deal of the season catching Knuckleballer Phil Niekro. Uecker also played for the St. Louis Cardinals (and was a member of the 1964 World Champion club) and Philadelphia Phillies before returning to the Braves, who had by then moved to Atlanta. His six-year major league career concluded in 1967.

After retiring as a player, Uecker returned to Milwaukee. In 1971, he began calling play-by-play for the Milwaukee Brewers radio broadcasts, a position he holds to this day. He was also a color commentator on network television broadcasts for baseball in the 1970s (for ABC's Monday Night Baseball) and in the 1990s (for NBC as he teamed with Bob Costas and Joe Morgan for telecasts). During that time, he was a commentator for League Championship Series and the World Series.

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