Is there a time when Bob Uecker isn’t funny on television? The Hall of Fame Milwaukee Brewers announcer appeared Tuesday on MLB Network’s Intentional Talk and brought his usual humorous self to the show.

Among the highlights of the interview:

  • Saying he called play-by-play for slow-pitch softball at a senior center.
  • Saying he made money by selling other players’ equipment.
  • Lamenting one homer he hit off Gaylord Perry.
  • Apologized to Sandy Koufax for hitting a home run off him.
  • Talked about his first night on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
  • Calling a Uecker home run as Major League’s Harry Doyle.


Uecker is an American treasure. Let’s hope he’s around for many years to come.


About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the four Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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