MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The Milwaukee Brewers unveiled on Friday, April 25th, the newest Bob Uecker statue at Miller Park. Unlike the statues that surround Miller Park’s Home Plate Plaza, this statue is in the last row of the Terrace Level at Miller Park.
The statue pays tribute to the popular Miller Lite “All Stars” ad campaign which featured Uecker’s famous tagline, “I must be in the front row.” In those commercials, Uecker somehow always ended up in the last row—as will this statue.
The statue sits atop the Uecker Seats in Miller Park’s Terrace Level (Section 422). It features an open seat next to it allowing for a perfect photo opportunity.
"When I first heard about this project, I uh, I turned it down," said Uecker. "I was under the impression that they wanted me to work, from up there."
Uecker was asked what he thinks of the fans who'll be seated in the $1 seats next to his likeness.
Uecker said simply, "They`re nuts! No, not really, no. Theress a lotta people, I think those seats, those seats are sold out, everyday."
The statue was designed by Brian Maughan, the artist of the four statues outside Miller Park on the Home Plate Plaza — Hank Aaron, Allan H. “Bud” Selig, Robin Yount and Uecker.
The Uecker statue is made of bronze, but also has color effects.
Below is a gallery of other bronze sculptures commissioned by Maughan. You can also visit Maughan's website to see more of his work.