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Opening Day Bobblehead Giveaway: Bob Uecker

The Lakeshore Chinooks have announced their first giveaway of the 2014 season! On May 29th, the first 1,500 fans will receive a Bob Uecker bobblehead presented by Usinger’s Famous Sausage. The bobblehead captures the first pitch in Chinooks history. On June 4th, 2012, in front of 1,800 fans experiencing Chinooks baseball for the first time ever, Brewers broadcasting legend Bob Uecker threw the ceremonial first pitch to Hall of Famer Robin Yount.

Bob Uecker has been the Milwaukee Brewers radio announcer since 1971. Before he was the voice of the Brewers, Uecker played professional baseball from 1962 to 1967. He saw time with the Milwaukee Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, and the Atlanta Braves. Uecker typically jokes about his infamous playing career! In 2001, he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. Two years later, the Baseball Hall of Fame awarded Uecker with the Ford C. Frick award, which is given to a broadcaster who has contributed greatly to baseball.

Mr. Baseball is also honored throughout Miller Park. In 2005, the Brewers placed Bob in their “ring of honor” celebrating his 50 years in professional baseball. A few years later he was added to the Milwaukee Braves Wall of Honor. During the 2012 season, the organization dedicated a bronze statue of Uecker himself outside of Miller Park. Just announced this past week, the team will be adding a statue of Bob Uecker in the very last row of the stadium, paying homage to Uecker’s Miller Lite commercial campaigns in the 70’s and 80’s.

Don’t miss out on the Chinooks’ first ever bobblehead of Chinooks minority owner Bob Uecker when they take on the Mankato Moondogs in interleague play on May 29th at 6:35pm. New to Full Season Ticket Packages and 12 Game Plus Packages this season is our Guaranteed Giveaway. Season ticket plans will be available for purchase beginning February 1st. You can order your package by calling the Chinooks office at 262-618-4659. Don’t wait, order your season ticket package today and be guaranteed a Bob Uecker Bobblehead!

The Lakeshore Chinooks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including MLB All-Stars Max Scherzer (DET), Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYY), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit www.lakeshorechinooks.com