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I was originally drafted by the Braves for $5,000.00. That concerned my old man, because we didn't have that kind of money. But eventually he scraped it up and I went off to play.

Robert George "Bob" Uecker
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Catcher / Broadcaster
Contributed by: Nick Johnson

Wait till it stops rolling, walk over and pick it up.

On the best way to catch Phil Niekro's knuckleball

Robert George "Bob" Uecker
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Catcher / Broadcaster
Contributed by: Nick Johnson

The cops picked me up on a street at 3:00 am and fined me $500 for being drunk and $100 for being with the Phillies.

Robert George "Bob" Uecker
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Catcher / Broadcaster

At Easter, they have an Easter egg hunt at Veterans Stadium. They boo the kids who don't find any eggs. One time I saw I drunk fall out of the upper deck. The fans booed when he tried to get up.

On how tough the Phillies fans are

Robert George "Bob" Uecker
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Catcher / Broadcaster
Contributed by: Nick Johnson

It wasn't so bad, I met a lot of nice folks in the stands when I went to pick it up off the backstop.

On catching Phil Niekro's knuckleball.

Robert George "Bob" Uecker
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Catcher / Broadcaster

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.

Robert George "Bob" Uecker
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Catcher / Broadcaster

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.

Robert George "Bob" Uecker
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Catcher / Broadcaster

In the late 1970s, ABC had a "Monday Night Baseball" show with Al Michaels, Howard Cosell and Bob Uecker. Michaels told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently that they were doing a game in Houston when Uecker chided Cosell for saying something outrageous. Cosell responded: "Ueck, you don't have to get so truculent. You do know what truculent means." Uecker, without missing a beat, said: "Of course, Howard. If you had a truck and I borrowed it, it would be a truck you lent."

Robert George "Bob" Uecker
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Catcher / Broadcaster
Contributed by: Ian Shields

If I played today I'd be a million-dollar player. Is that scary or what?

Robert George "Bob" Uecker
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Catcher / Broadcaster

Gene Mauch was my favorite manager. He'd say to me, "Grab a bat and stop this rally."

Robert George "Bob" Uecker
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Catcher / Broadcaster

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