Mr. Baseball to be enshrined Nov. 3, 2001
Milwaukee Brewers Press Release
8/2/2001 2:10 pm ET
MILWAUKEE, WI - Legendary Milwaukee Brewers radio voice Bob Uecker has been elected to the National Radio Hall of Fame, it was announced today.
Uecker is in his 31st season as the play-by-play announcer and his 22nd season as the lead announcer on Brewers broadcasts. He has been named Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year five times and was inducted into the Wisconsin Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.
Uecker becomes the ninth baseball announcer to be elected into the Radio Hall of Fame joining legendary voices Mel Allen, Red Barber, Jack Brickhouse, Jack Buck, Harry Caray, Milo Hamilton, Ernie Harwell and Vin Scully. The eight previous inductees have also earned the Ford C. Frick Award and passage into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as well.
"This is a most deserving honor for Bob," said Brewers President and Chief Executive Officer, Wendy Selig-Prieb. "He is beloved by the people of Wisconsin and his contributions on a national scale can not be understated."
Inductees for The National Radio Hall of Fame are selected through a national balloting process involving members of the Museum of Broadcast Communications and The Radio Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame is located at the Chicago Cultural Center. It recognizes and showcases contemporary talent from today's diverse programming formats, as well as pioneers who shaped the medium during its infancy. It has been in existence since 1988.
Uecker will join such notables as Jack Benny, Red Skelton, Kate Smith, Edward R. Murrow and Paul Harvey among others with this honor.
The 2001 Radio Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 3 at the Chicago Cultural Center and will be broadcast nationally.