Bob Uecker Recovering From Heart Surgery
October 20, 2010 at 11:23 AM (PT)
BOB UECKER's second heart surgery of the year has been deemed successful, the MILWAUKEE BREWERS announced TUESDAY (10/19). The longtime BREWERS radio voice had a six-hour procedure to repair a tear in a heart valve, which doctors believe occurred as a result of a staph infection at his previous surgical site. UECKER is expected to be out of the hospital after a week and to make a full recovery in about eight weeks.
UECKER and the BREWERS are heard on a network headed by JOURNAL Talk WTMJ-A/MILWAUKEE. The Hall of Fame broadcaster and former BRAVES, CARDINALS, and PHILLIES catcher has called BREWERS games since 1971, their second season in MILWAUKEE. He is also known as an actor (on TV's "MR. BELVEDERE" and in the "MAJOR LEAGUE" movies), frequent "TONIGHT SHOW WITH JOHNNY CARSON" guest, and commercial spokesman for MILLER LITE beer.