STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–World Wrestling Entertainment? (NYSE: WWE – News) today announced that baseball legend Robert “Bob” Uecker will be ?in the front row? when he is inducted into the WWE? Hall of Fame. Uecker will be inducted by Dick Ebersol, Chairman, NBC Universal Sports & Olympics, at the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix, Arizona this Saturday. The ceremony will run on USA Network at 11 PM ET.

Bob Uecker, affectionately known as ?Mr. Baseball,? has a long and glorious history at WrestleMania?. While best known for his work as the radio play-by-play announcer for the Milwaukee Brewers and his numerous acting credits, he participated in two WrestleManias. In 1987, Uecker appeared as a ringside announcer at WrestleMania III at the Pontiac Silverdome and the next year, Uecker was the backstage interviewer at WrestleMania IV at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City.

?Bob Uecker cemented his place in WWE history with his appearances at WrestleMania III and IV,? said WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. ?Seeing the huge hands of WWE Hall of Famer Andre the Giant around Uecker’s neck is a clip that became immortalized in pop culture history.?

Uecker made his major league debut as a catcher with the Milwaukee Braves in 1962. Uecker also played for the St. Louis Cardinals and won the World Series with the club in 1964. After retiring as a player, Uecker returned to Milwaukee. In 1971, he began calling play-by-play for the Milwaukee Brewers radio broadcasts, a position he holds to this day. Uecker also played the part of ?George Owens? on the television sitcom, Mr. Belvedere, and play-by-play announcer ?Harry Doyle? in the Major League film series.

Others to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on March 27, as part of WrestleMania week, include pop culture icon Gorgeous George, Ted ?The Million Dollar Man? DiBiase Sr., former Women’s Champion Wendi Richter, Maurice ?Mad Dog? Vachon, Stu Hart and Japanese legend Antonio Inoki.

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