On Tuesday afternoon, legendary Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun officially announced his retirement from the game.
The incredible career of Ryan Braun in MLB has come to a close. On Tuesday, the Milwaukee Brewers great took to social media to announce that after 14 amazing seasons in the bigs, he’s decided to officially hang up his cleats.
Braun was a free agent this offseason after the Brewers bought him out of his 2021 option for $4 million. In the winter, Braun said he wasn’t retired and he’d stay in shape in case Milwaukee came calling. Now, it looks like Braun is ready to move forward with the next chapter of his life.
Ryan Braun shared an emotional message for fans while announcing his retirement
If you love the Brewers, this simply has to be a tough video to watch. Braun meant so much to the organization over the years. He made his debut with the NL Central squad in 2007 and then went on to create magic whenever he was at the plate or out on the field.
Braun was a six-time All-Star, while also winning Rookie of the Year in ’07 and taking home NL MVP honors in 2011. That season, Braun hit .319, with 41 homers and 112 RBI. He also added 108 runs.
The man will go down as a legend in the city, as he recorded countless incredible hits for the team. If you want to talk about someone who was always ready to come up in the clutch for the Brewers, Braun’s name certainly has to be mentioned.
Towards the end of his career, he battled injuries and you could tell Braun was starting to slow down. Despite that, Braun’s amazing time with Milwaukee will never be forgotten. Brewers supporters will always appreciate him for what he was able to accomplish with the squad.