Quotes by Bob Uecker

Bob Uecker

American Major League Baseball (MLB) player

Alive from: 1934-

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    After getting out of the service and going into baseball I never wanted to do anything else.
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    Any teammate of mine that had a kid and a boy that was 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.
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    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.
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    Baseball hasn't forgotten me. I go to a lot of old-timers games and I haven't lost a thing. I sit in the bullpen and let people throw things at me. Just like old times.
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    Career highlights? I had two - I got an intentional walk from Sandy Koufax and I got out of a rundown against the Mets.
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    How do you catch a knuckleball? You wait until it stops rolling, then go pick it up.
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    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.
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    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.
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    In 1962 I was named Minor League Player of the Year. It was my second season in the bigs.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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?
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    The best way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until the ball stops rolling and then pick it up.
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    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. Struck out three times. 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.
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    The way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until it stops rolling and then pick it up.
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