MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- The Milwaukee Brewers honored legendary broadcaster Bob Uecker on Friday with a bronze statue.
Bob Costas, broadcaster with NBC Sports and the MLB Network, served as the event's emcee.
The statue is more than seven feet tall, not including the base. It joins statues of Hank Aaron, Robin Yount and baseball commissioner Bud Selig.
Aaron, Selig and Brewers owner Mark Attanasio were among those who talked about Uecker's long history in baseball and in the city of Milwaukee.
Uecker himself got a little choked up at the ceremony as well.
"In doing this whole thing here in Milwaukee and being able to come back here all the time... it's one of the great things that's ever happened to me -- this statue," said Uecker.
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.
The 77-year-old played six seasons in the big leagues. He won a World Series championship with St. Louis in 1964.
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