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Bob Uecker is getting a second statue at Miller Park

Bob Uecker

FILE - In this July 7, 2003 photo, Milwaukee Brewers’ radio announcer Bob Uecker works during a baseball game between the Brewers and the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park in Milwaukee. A Wisconsin appeals court on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, rejected a defamation lawsuit filed against the Brewers and Uecker. The lawsuit filed by Ann Ladd of Prospect Heights, Ill., claims she has been unfairly portrayed as Uecker’s stalker. Last month, a separate Wisconsin appeals court upheld the restraining order against Ladd. She argued that preventing her from attending Brewers games violated her constitutional right to travel, but the court disagreed. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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Bob Uecker has already been immortalized in bronze outside Miller Park for his several decades of wonderful service as the Brewers’ radio announcer. Now he’s getting a second statue which is more about honoring his career as an everyman/pitchman.

It’s in the last row of the so-called “Uecker Seats” in the upper deck, and pays tribute to his time in those Miller Lite commercials in the 70s and 80s in which Uecker is considered not good enough to be given anything but cheap seats:

The statue has Uecker seated with an empty seat next to him, providing a perfect photo opportunity for fans at the ball park. The statue is made of bronze but also has color effects and was designed by Brian Maughan, the artist responsible for the four statues outside of Miller Park of Uecker, Robin Yount, Hank Aaron and Bud Selig.

Now, to complete things, Uecker needs a Harry Doyle statue someplace in Cleveland and a statue representing his time on “Mr. Belvedere” someplace in Pittsburgh.