Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker hit by ball, has concussion
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Uecker will not call the team’s game Tuesday against Kansas City after spending the night in a hospital as a precaution for a mild concussion.
The 81-year-old Uecker was hit in the head by a baseball during batting practice before Monday night’s game.
Uecker worked the first six innings of the game on the Brewers flagship radio station, WTMJ, and started feeling dizzy.
Team doctors checked him out and sent him to Froedtert Hospital as a precaution. He was back home Tuesday afternoon, resting.
Brewers spokesman Tyler Barnes said the primary focus was getting Uecker back to 100 percent health.
Uecker, who reduced his workload heading into this season — his 45th with the team — was not scheduled to join the team on a five-game road trip that begins Wednesday in Kansas City.
Information from: WTMJ-AM, http://www.620wtmj.com