And, of course, cracking jokes.
Ueker, 80, and broadcast partner Joe Block got trapped inside their radio booth during the Brewers' 6-3 win over the Dodgers after the handle on the door broke and could not be used from either side.
A stadium employee finally had to enter the booth through the front on a long ladder extended from the loge level, then took the door off its hinges -- all as the seventh of the game proceeded below.
Also known for his comedic acting roles, Uecker naturally turned the situation into an on-air joke.
“People who are listening to the ballgame, I know what you're thinking: `He's ready for the [nursing] home. He's cooked. It's finally happened. He's seeing ladders and doors without handles,'" said Uecker, who has been broadcasting Brewers games for 45 seasons.