Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Milwaukee Brewers will honor legendaryannouncer Bob Uecker with another statue, but this time on the inside ofMiller Park.
The club announced on Wednesday that the newest monument to the club's long-time broadcaster will be dedicated on April 25, and pays homage to a classicMiller Lite commercial where Uecker ends up in the last row of seats despitethinking he was heading closer to the field.
"Bob Uecker is synonymous with the Brewers and his famous 'I must be in thefront row' tagline is iconic," said Brewers chief operating officer RickSchlesinger. "This statue will definitely become a destination for fansvisiting Miller Park."
Uecker was first honored with a bronze statue in August of 2012, but this onewas placed outside the Brewers' home field, placed as one of four key membersof Milwaukee baseball history.
"I can't think of a better place to put this statue," Uecker said. "This willbe great for fans and even better for pigeons. You might even be able to seea little part of the field."
The second statue will be placed in the very last row of the section whichbears his name, and will have a seat vacant next to it so fans can takephotos.
Dubbed "Mr. Baseball" by Johnny Carson, Uecker has been the play-by-play radiovoice of for the Brewers for the past 43 years. He also spent six seasonsplaying in the majors as a catcher for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves franchise,St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies. He won a World Series with theCardinals in 1964.
The 78-year-old Uecker was inducted into the broadcasters' wing of theNational Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003.