Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker throws out NLCS 1st pitch

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MILWAUKEE — Back in the National League Championship Series for the first time since 2011, the Milwaukee Brewers decided to bring out the big gun, having Mr. Baseball — Bob Uecker — throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Friday night’s Game 1.

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Uecker, 83, held a pregame news conference in the Brewers’ interview room that was so packed that a few people quipped that tickets should have been sold. He fielded questions for a half-hour and probably could have kept going had Los Angeles Dodgers Game 2 starter Hyun-Jin Ryu and his interpreter not arrived for their scheduled media time.

It turned into a career retrospective for Uecker.

“The Tonight Shows and doing that stuff was easy,” he said. “Doing play-by-play [was hard], because I kept thinking about my friends here in Milwaukee. Guys that I grew up with, listening to the game, and here I

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