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Ryan Braun announces retirement after 14 seasons with Brewers

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Ryan Braun announces retirement after 14 seasons with Brewers

  • Brewers
Sep 15
SW Creative
  • SportsWriters

Milwaukee Brewers’ home run leader Ryan Braun retired from Major League Baseball after playing for 14 years.

Braun, who spent the entirety of his career with the Brewers, delivered the news on Tuesday.

“While it’s impossible to summarize my emotions right now, what I feel most is one simple thing — gratitude,” Braun said.

Last season, the 37-year-old veteran hit his 350th career home run. He was ranked fifth in homers among all active players.

“I have weighed this decision for many months,” Braun said in a statement released by the team. “While I still love this game very much, the time is right for me to retire from my playing days.”

Brewers manager Craig Counsell, who played alongside Braun before Counsell was appointed manager in 2015, gave nothing but praise for his former teammate.

“I always thought that the way Ryan’s last six or seven years went, he should be incredibly proud with how those years went,” Counsell said. “He should be incredibly proud of that. At that point, he had a story to write, he didn’t know how it was going to go and I think he wrote a great story and that he should be proud of that.”

The Brewers selected Braun with the fifth pick in the 2005 MLB Draft out of Miami. He was named National League Rookie of the Year in 2007 and an All-Star six times.

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