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Uecker Has Successful Heart Surgery

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee Brewers radio announcer Bob Uecker is recovering after what the team says was successful heart surgery.

In a statement released Friday, Uecker's surgeon said he replaced the 75-year-old broadcaster's aortic valve, aortic root and part of his ascending aorta. He also performed a coronary bypass.

Uecker said this week that he expects to be away from the team for up to three months while recovering from surgery but hopes to return to work as soon as possible.

Uecker is in his 40th season broadcasting Brewers games. He also has starred in commercials and the television sitcom "Mr. Belvedere."

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