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How can a player with a six-year stint in the majors, and a .200 career batting average become one of the most beloved characters in Major League Baseball?

Be Bob Uecker—that's it, fairly simply.

Milwaukee Brewers' fans are lucky enough to have the opportunity to listen to the "Ueke's" colorful and often legitimately laugh-out-loud funny commentary on a nightly basis.

Uecker, 75, will undergo major heart surgery on Friday, and most likely be out of commission for 10 to 12 weeks.

Uecker spent six seasons as a catcher with four different Major League clubs: the Milwaukee Braves (before they moved to Atlanta), the St. Louis Cardinals, the Philadelphia Phillies, and he wrapped his career back as a Brave in Atlanta.

As mentioned Uecker hit for a career .200 batting average, popped 14 home runs in 731 at-bats.

He was a horrible backstop.  Over hi...

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