Brewers to honor broadcaster Uecker with statue

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Hall of Fame Broadcaster Bob Uecker is going to be honored by the Milwaukee Brewers this summer with a statue outside Miller Park.

The 77-year-old Uecker became a household name as a comedic actor who often made fun of his career as a light-hitting catcher. He's been in the Brewers' radio booth since 1971.

His statue will stand next to those of Hank Aaron, Robin Yount and baseball Commissioner Bud Selig near Home Plate Plaza outside the Brewers home on Aug. 31.

Uecker played six seasons in the big leagues, winning a World Series championship with St. Louis in 1964.