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Happy Birthday, Bob Uecker

Today is Bob Uecker’s birthday, as good an occasion as any to celebrate probably the most revered person in Brewer history. I was really struggling with my original plan of pouring my heart into a post on his influence on my childhood and the development of my fandom, so I thought posting these two fine photographs would be a more fitting tribute:

For those unfamiliar, this is Ueck back in his playing days, attempting to catch batting practice fly balls with a tuba during the 1965 World Series. This is brilliant, but it pales in comparison to…

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(Photo: Al Tielemans – SI)

This.

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