41 Inspirational Quotes from Bob Uecker

Bob Uecker Quotes

Bob Uecker is a famous American personality who played in the Major League Baseball. At the moment he is a sportscaster, actor and comedian, all of which he has managed to gain plenty of accolades over the years. This is especially because of his knack of sharing inspirational quotes which are very helpful in your daily life.

Bob is one of the most famous TV sports announcers in history and beloved especially by baseball fans. In addition to his TV and radio commentating on baseball he is a comedian and has appeared in movies. Overall he is a very positive person with a great sense of humor. Over the years, he has said many interesting and very funny things. So today we present you with his best quotes and lines.


Bob Uecker Quotes

If you have not yet read some inspirational quotes from Bob Uecker, you are in luck as here is a highlight of the best inspirational quotes he has shared over the years.

  1. “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.”
  2. “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. He struck out three times. I 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.”
  3. “The way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until it stops rolling and then pick it up.”
  4. “Not bragging by any means, but I could have done a lot of other stuff as far as working in films go and working in television… I had chances to do that stuff, but I like baseball, I really do.”
  5. “Let’s face it. Umpiring is not an easy or happy way to make a living. In the abuse they suffer and the pay they get for it, you see an imbalance that can only be explained by their need to stay close to a game they can’t resist.”
  6. “Anybody with ability can play in the big leagues. To last as long as I did with the skills I had, with the numbers I produced, was a triumph of the human spirit.”
  7. “I remember I’m batting against the Dodgers in Milwaukee. They led, 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth, bases loaded, two-out, and the pitcher has a full count on me. I look over at the Dodgers dugout, and they’re all in street clothes.”
  8. “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.”
  9. “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?”
  10. “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.
  11. “I used to soak my mitts in a bucket of water for about two days. Then I’d put a couple of baseballs in the pocket and wrap it up with a rubber band. Today you don’t have to do that, because catchers’ mitts are more like first baseman’s gloves.”
  12. “You throw batting practice; you warm up pitchers, you sit and cheer. You do whatever you have to do to stay on the team.”
  13. “Before broadcasting for 50-some years, I did TV, played 10 years in the big leagues, won a world championship—and played a big part in that, too, letting the Cardinals inject me with hepatitis. Takes a big man to do that.
  14. “Any teammate of mine who had a kid and a boy capable of playing baseball, I think I set a terrific example of ‘Don’t do this’ and ‘Don’t do that.’ And that’s one of the things that I’m most proud of.
  15. “I set records that will never be equaled. In fact, I hope 90% of them don’t even get printed.”
  16. “They have Easter egg hunts in Philadelphia, and if the kids don’t find the eggs, they get booed.
  17. “I hope the fans have enjoyed listening as much as I’ve enjoyed doing the games. I don’t ever go to the park where I don’t have a good day. I don’t like losing. But I don’t think I ever go to the park where I have a bad day. I don’t think once.
  18. “I just grew the hair on my back. Facial hair just wasn’t appealing to me. I liked it on my back, though.”
  19. “Career highlights? I had two. I got an intentional walk from Sandy Koufax, and I got out of a rundown against the Mets.”
  20. “My baseball career’s highlight came in Philadelphia’s Connie Mack Stadium when I saw a fan fall out of the upper deck. When he got up and walked away, the crowd booed.”
  21. “I had been playing for a while, and I asked Louisville Slugger to send me a dozen flame treated bats. But when I got it, I realized they had sent me a box of ashes.”
  22. “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.”
  23. “People don’t know this, but I helped the Cardinals win the pennant. I came down with hepatitis. The trainer injected me with it!”
  24. “Gaylord Perry says that the day I hit a home run against him was the worst day of his whole life.”
  25. “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.”
  26. “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.”
  27. “You throw batting practice; you warm up pitchers, you sit and cheer. You do whatever you have to do to stay on the team.”
  28. “You throw batting practice; you warm up pitchers, you sit and cheer. You do whatever you have to do to stay on the team.”
  29. “Hey, I think it’s easy for guys to hit .300 and stay in the big leagues. Hit .200 and try to stick around as long as I did; I think it’s a much greater accomplishment. That’s hard.”
  30. “In 1962 I was named Minor League Player of the Year. It was my second season in the bigs.
  31. “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.”
  32. “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.”
  33. “It’s been great. I’d like to do this again 50 years from now when I get to 100. Wherever I am, dig me up. Bring me back here. A couple times around the warning track and take me back to the hole where you picked me up.”
  34. “The night has been splendid. I can think of no place else I would rather be as a player, a broadcaster, or a citizen than right here in Milwaukee.”
  35. “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.”
  36. “Sporting goods companies pay me not to endorse their products.”
  37. “When I looked to the third base coach for a sign, he turned his back on me.”
  38. “I did stand-up, weird, and ignorant stuff about my career – anything for a laugh.”
  39. “Where would I be without baseball? Who am I without baseball?”
  40. “I had a .200 lifetime batting average in the major leagues, which tied me with another sports great averaging 200 or better for a ten-year period: Don Carter, one of our top bowlers.”
  41. “At all those banquets, stars get up and give credit to their coaches and parents. I give credit to no one. I made myself what I am today.”

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Bob Uecker Video

Here is a great video of Bob Uecker’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. A great honor for a true legend of Baseball!

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Conclusion

Bob Uecker is no doubt one of the today’s most influential personalities. He uses his position to help others who might feel demotivated in life with his inspirational quotes that offer you encouragement and hope.

Bob was a very uplifting and humorous person. We hope reading his quotes has elevated your mood today!

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