Bob Uecker honored

Courtesy of the Boston Herald

Bob UeckerThe National Association of Broadcasters says Milwaukee Brewers radio broadcaster Bob Uecker will be inducted into the association’s Broadcasters Hall of Fame next year.

Association officials announced today that the play-by-play announcer known as “Mr. Baseball” will be inducted during a luncheon April 17 during NAB’s annual convention in Las Vegas.

The Brewers are scheduled for a home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on the same day.

Uecker will enter his 42nd season as the Brewers’ primary play-by-play broadcaster next year.

NAB radio executive John David says Uecker is a cultural icon who has touched generations of the sport’s fans.

Uecker has made numerous appearances beyond game coverage on television and in films including “Major League.” He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003.

Read more at the Boston Herald where this story was originally published.