Bob Uecker was a major league baseball player — barely — back in the 1960s, who as we all discovered later was also one of the funniest people on the planet. A natural joke writer with great deadpan delivery, he appeared on Johnny Carson many times.
- I think my top salary was maybe in 1966. I made $17,000 and 11 of that came from selling other players' equipment.
- In 1962 I was named Minor League Player of the Year. It was my second season in the bigs.
- The biggest thrill a ballplayer can have is when your son takes after you. That happened when my Bobby was in his championship Little League game. He really showed me something. Struck out three times. Made an error that lost the game. Parents were throwing things at our car and swearing at us as we drove off. Gosh, I was proud.
- Between me and my roommate, we've hit 400 Major League home runs.
- I remember one time I'm batting against the Dodgers in Milwaukee. They lead, 2 - 1, it's the bottom of the ninth, bases loaded, two out and the pitcher has a full count on me. I look over to the Dodger dugout and they're all in street clothes.
- The way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until it stops rolling and then pick it up.
- I spent three of the best years of my life in 10th grade.
- I led the league in go get 'em next time.
- Sporting goods companies pay me not to endorse their products.
- The highlight of my baseball career came in Philadelphia's Connie Mack Stadium when I saw a fan fall out of the upper deck. When he got up and walked away, the crowd booed.
Another quote I like: "I hope the fans have enjoyed listening as much as I've enjoyed doing the games. I don't ever go to the park where I don't have a good day. I don't like losing. But I don't think I ever go to the park where I have a bad day. I don't think once."
Fans know and quote his lines from the movie "Major League" at every opportunity ... “juuuust a bit outside” ...
He’s a good broadcaster too ...
There’s a good Twitter account for baseball quotes at https://twitter.com/BaseballQuotes1
Quotes above pulled from azquotes.com