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Bob Uecker undergoes successful heart surgery

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)


Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Brewers’ broadcaster Bob Uecker underwent a second successful heart surgery today at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. The second procedure was necessary because Uecker developed a tear at the site of his valve replacement performed in late April.

“On behalf of the entire Brewers organization, we are relieved to know that Bob’s latest surgery went as planned, and we look forward to his complete and speedy recovery,” said Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio. “As always, we look forward to having Bob back at spring training in a little more than four months from now.”

“Our family is thankful today’s surgery went as expected,” said Bob Uecker, Jr., son of the Hall of Fame broadcaster. “We again thank all of those who continue to provide support through expressions of concern and well wishes.”

Get well soon, Bob. We all look forward to seeing you in the booth again next season.