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Bob Uecker to be honored with statue, ceremony


Mr. Baseball will be a permanent Milwaukee Brewers fixture. 

Brewers Chairman and owner Mark Attanasio announced that Bob Ueker will be honored in August with a statue outside Miller Park. "The joy that Bob has brought to us over the years is priceless, and with 2012 being the 50th Anniversary of his first Major League game, there's no better time than now to celebrate his achievements," Attanasio is quoted as saying in a press release. "Bob represents everything that is good about Milwaukee and Wisconsin. He is an iconic figure for the franchise, and his passion for the Brewers is second-to-none. Bob is a national treasure who calls Wisconsin home. I'm proud to have him as a great friend. I couldn't be happier to add this statue to his legacy."  

The statue will be unveiled at a special ceremony August 31, 2012.


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