03/21/2012 10:35 EDT | Updated 05/21/2012 05:12 EDT

Brewers to honour Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Uecker with statue at Miller Park

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Hall of Fame Broadcaster Bob Uecker is going to be honoured by the Milwaukee Brewers this summer with a statue outside Miller Park.

The 77-year-old Uecker became a household name as a comedic actor who often made fun of his career as a light-hitting catcher. He's been in the Brewers' radio booth since 1971.

His statue will stand next to those of Hank Aaron, Robin Yount and baseball Commissioner Bud Selig near Home Plate Plaza outside the Brewers home on Aug. 31.

Uecker played six seasons in the big leagues, winning a World Series championship with St. Louis in 1964.