After 14 years, Ryan Braun has announced that he will officially retire.
“Thank you for showing me and my family unconditional love,” Braun said in a statement posted on the Brewers’ social media. “Thank you for the encouragement, support, and motivation.”
The team will honor Braun during a pregame ceremony on Sunday, September 26th.
“Ryan brought us many unforgettable moments on the field; from playoff-clinching, dramatic home runs to nearly 2,000 career hits, he is unquestionably one of the greatest players in Brewers history,” Mark Attanasio, the team’s Chairman and Principal Owner, said in a statement. “Moreover, Ryan has become a good friend to our family, and his commitment of countless service hours and more than $1 million to community causes over the years has impacted many lives.”
Today, more than 14 years after I first took the field as a Milwaukee Brewer, I’ve decided to retire. While it’s impossible to summarize my emotions, what I feel most is one, simple thing – gratitude.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) September 14, 2021
I just wanted to take a moment to say ‘thank you’.
– Ryan Braun pic.twitter.com/pQxuW9qk1z
WTMJ’s Matt Pauley, the host of Brewers Extra Innings, provided instant reaction to the retirement on The Steve Scaffidi show.