Bob Uecker Quotes


(Library of Congress)

Hey, it’s baseball season, and who better to get you in the mood than Bob Uecker. These quotes can be found at

“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.”Source: Widely Attributed

“Career highlights? I had two. I got an intentional walk from Sandy Koufax and I got out of a rundown against the Mets.”Source: Widely Attributed

“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.”Source: Widely Attributed

“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.”Source: Widely Attributed

“I had slumps that lasted into the winter.”Source: Widely Attributed

“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.”Source: Widely Attributed

“I knew when my career was over. In 1965 my baseball card came out with no picture.”Source: Widely Attributed

“I led the league in “Go get ’em next time.”Source: Widely Attributed

“In 1962 I was named Minor League Player of the Year. It was my second season in the bigs.”Source: Widely Attributed

“I set records that will never be equaled. In fact, I hope 90% of them don’t even get printed.” Source: Baseball Digest (June 1972)

“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.” Source: San Francisco Examiner (March 29, 1984)

“One time, I got pulled over at four a.m. I was fined seventy-five dollars for being intoxicated and four-hundred for being with the Phillies.”Source: Widely Attributed

“People don’t know this but I helped the Cardinals win the pennant. I came down with hepatitis. The trainer injected me with it.” Source: The Tonight Show (with Johnny Carson)

“Sporting goods companies pay me not to endorse their products.”Source: Widely Attributed

“The biggest thrill a ballplayer can have is when your son takes after you. That happened when my Bobby was in his championship Little League game. He really showed me something. Struck out three times. Made an error that lost the game. Parents were throwing things at our car and swearing at us as we drove off. Gosh, I was proud.” Source: Sports Illustrated (September 8, 1980)

“The highlight of my career? In ’67 with St. Louis, I walked with the bases loaded to drive in the winning run in an intersquad game in spring training.”Source: Widely Attributed

“The way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until it stops rolling and then pick it up.” Source: Widely Attributed

“They said I was such a great prospect that they were sending me to a winter league to sharpen up. When I stepped off the plane, I was in Greenland.” Source: Baseball Digest (June 1972)

“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.” Source: Baseball Digest (June 1972)

“When I looked to the third base coach for a sign, he turned his back on me.” Source: Baseball Digest (June 1972)

“When I played, they didn’t use fancy words like that (emotionally distressed). They just said I couldn’t hit.” Source: Widely Attribued


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