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Bob Uecker donates full playoff share to favorite charities

Brewers players voted to pay Bob Uecker like a player during playoffs.
Posted at 12:28 PM, Mar 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-12 14:21:23-04

MILWAUKEE — During last season's NLCS run, Brewers players voted to have legend Bob Uecker paid the same amount as them.

The 85-year-old broadcaster was given $123,000, a full playoff share. Uecker donated the money to his favorite charities: the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Milwaukee, Wounded Warriors and the Froedtert Cancer Center.

Uecker played in Milwaukee for the Milwaukee Braves from 1962 to 1967. He has been a radio broadcaster for the Brewers on 620 WTMJ for what will be 49 seasons this year.

Last season's run was special, especially for a man who has been with the team through all of the bad times.

Manager Craig Counsell said Uecker "belongs in a baseball clubhouse" during the NLDS. Clearly, those words are true because Uecker has almost his entire life surrounded by Milwaukee baseball.