Day: January 8, 2017

2002 — Bob Uecker remembers his show-biz start, in the Cardinals’ bullpen

Bob Uecker remembers his show-biz start, in the Cardinals' bullpen - This CBM vintage baseball podcast features conversation with Bob Uecker.

“Mr. Baseball” honed his humor during idle time in the Cardinals bullpen circa 1964. Image credit John (Guano).

By on January 8, 2017

The Chicago Baseball Museum is presenting classic interviews from the archives of CBM historian George Castle’s “Diamond Gems” syndicated weekly baseball radio show, which aired from 1994 to 2010.

This edition features a 2002 conversation with Hall of Fame broadcasters’ wing member Bob Uecker. In addition to his colorful play-by-play for the Milwaukee Brewers, Bob is one of the great funnyman in and out of the game, as exemplified by his many appearances with Johnny Carson on the “Tonight Show” a quarter-century ago. “Ueck” explains how he sharpened his humor whiling away the hours as backup catcher in the Cardinals bullpen, where he would do impressions of then-St. Louis radio voice Harry Caray.

“The Diamond Gems Flashback” also features photos of the interviewees from the one-of-a-kind Leo Bauby Photo Collection, emphasizing Chicago baseball. Many photos are available to the general public directly on Ebay via seller name Soxphotos soxphotos | eBay.

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