Top 11 Bob Ueckerisms

It's the Top 11 Bob Ueckerisms according to Chris Gift of the "Five Hole".

From Chris Gift in the 5 Hole and Mr. Baseball Bob Uecker

11. It was never heartening when I'd be at bat and, instead of giving signs to his pitcher, the other team's catcher would just yell out what he wanted.

10. 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.

9. One time, I got pulled over at 4 a.m. I was fined $75 for being intoxicated and $400 for being with the Phillies.

8. 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.

7. When I looked at the third base coach, he turned his back on me.

6. I set records that will never be equaled. In fact, I hope 90% of them don't even get printed.

5. Career highlights? I had two. I got an intentional walk from Sandy Koufax and I got out of a rundown against the Mets.

4. 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. 3. I led the league in 'Go get 'em next time.'

2. In 1962 I was named Minor League Player of the Year. It was my second season in the bigs.

1. 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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