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OK, see how many quotes (below) it takes you before you guess who said all this.


"Anybody with ability can play in the big leagues. But to be able to trick people year in and year out the way I did, I think that was a much greater feat."

"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."

"In 1962 I was named Minor League Player of the Year. It was my second season in the Bigs."

"I signed with the Milwaukee Braves for $3,000. That bothered my dad at the time because he didn't have that kind of dough. But he eventually scraped it up."

"People don't know this but I helped the Cardinals win the pennant. I came down with hepatitis. The trainer injected me with it."

"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."

"I had slumps that lasted into the winter."

"I led the league in 'Go get 'em next time.'"

"I set records that will never be equaled. In fact, I hope 90% of them don't even get printed."

"Career highlights? I had two. I got an intentional walk from Sandy Koufax and I got out of a rundown against the Mets."

"I remember one time I'm batting against the Dodgers in Milwaukee. They lead, 2 - 1, it's the bottom of the ninth, bases loaded, two out and the pitcher has a full count on me. I look over to the Dodger dugout and they're all in street clothes."

"When I looked at the third base coach, he turned his back on me."

"Wait until it stops rolling and pick it up." - on how to catch a knuckleball

"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."

"Sporting goods companies pay me not to endorse their products."

"Sure, women sportswriters look when they're in the clubhouse. Read their stories. How else do you explain a capital letter in the middle of a word?"

"I knew when my career was over. In 1965 my baseball card came out with no picture."

"One time, I got pulled over at 4 a.m. I was fined $75 for being intoxicated and $400 for being with the Phillies."

"A doctor told me to drink lemon juice after a hot bath. But I have never finished the bath."

"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."

"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."

"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."



Bob Uecker

That's right! Bob Uecker said all that!

Batting

Year Ag Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG TB SH SF IBB HBP GDP
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
1962 27 MLN NL 33 64 5 16 2 0 1 8 0 0 7 15 .250 .324 .328 21 0 0 0 0 3
1963 28 MLN NL 13 16 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .250 .333 .375 6 0 0 0 0 1
1964 29 STL NL 40 106 8 21 1 0 1 6 0 1 17 24 .198 .315 .236 25 0 0 0 1 1
1965 30 STL NL 53 145 17 33 7 0 2 10 0 1 24 27 .228 .345 .317 46 1 0 1 2 1
1966 31 PHI NL 78 207 15 43 6 0 7 30 0 0 22 36 .208 .279 .338 70 4 4 6 0 8
1967 32 PHI NL 18 35 3 6 2 0 0 7 0 0 5 9 .171 .275 .229 8 1 0 1 0 1
ATL NL 62 158 14 23 2 0 3 13 0 1 19 51 .146 .236 .215 34 2 1 4 0 3
TOT NL 80 193 17 29 4 0 3 20 0 1 24 60 .150 .243 .218 42 3 1 5 0 4
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
6 Seasons 297 731 65 146 22 0 14 74 0 3 96 167 .200 .293 .287 210 8 5 12 3 18
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
162 Game Avg 399 35 80 12 0 8 40 0 2 52 91 .200 .293 .287 115 4 3 7 2 10
Career High 80 207 17 43 7 0 7 30 0 1 24 60 70 4 4 6 2 8



Special Batting

Year Ag Tm Lg PA Outs RC xR xR27 xW OWP BA *lgBA OBP *lgOBP SLG *lgSLG OPS *lgOPS*OPS+ psOPS SB%
+--------------+----+----+----+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+----+
1962 27 MLN NL 71 51 6 | .250 .266| .324 .333| .328 .404| .652 .737| 78 0%
1963 28 MLN NL 18 13 2 | .250 .253| .333 .315| .375 .378| .708 .693| 105 0%
1964 29 STL NL 124 87 7 | .198 .273| .315 .332| .236 .406| .550 .738| 53 0%
1965 30 STL NL 172 115 15 | .228 .268| .345 .333| .317 .405| .662 .738| 82 0%
1966 31 PHI NL 237 180 19 | .208 .265| .279 .323| .338 .399| .617 .722| 71 0%
1967 32 PHI NL 41 31 2 | .171 .259| .275 .322| .229 .380| .504 .702| 46 0%
ATL NL 180 142 8 | .146 .257| .236 .319| .215 .377| .451 .696| 31 0%
TOT NL 221 173 10 | .150 .257| .243 .320| .218 .378| .461 .697| 34 0%
+--------------+----+----+----+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+----+
6 Seasons 843 619 62 | .200 .265| .293 .326| .287 .395| .581 .722| 63 0%

* indicates the value is park adjusted


Fielding

Year Ag Tm Lg Pos G PO A E DP FP lgFP RFg lgRFg RF9 lgRF9 PB
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+
1962 27 MLN NL C 24 101 10 2 4 .982 .987 4.62 5.50 5
1963 28 MLN NL C 6 21 2 1 1 .958 .987 3.83 6.02 0
1964 29 STL NL C 40 201 20 3 2 .987 .988 5.53 5.91 3
1965 30 STL NL C 49 240 29 4 1 .985 .988 5.49 5.80 4
1966 31 PHI NL C 76 368 33 6 7 .985 .987 5.28 5.81 8
1967 32 PHI NL C 17 67 5 2 0 .973 .990 4.24 5.85 2
ATL NL C 59 281 31 9 3 .972 .990 5.29 5.85 25
TOT NL C 76 348 36 11 3 .972 .990 5.05 5.85 27
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+
Position Total C 271 1279 130 27 18 .981 .988 5.20 5.81 47
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+
Overall Total 271 1279 130 27 18 .981 .988 5.20 5.81


Why a Bob Uecker page?
Lemme put it this way, he was a Major League ballplayer. 'Nuff said.