2007 National League Rookie of the Year, 2011 National League MVP to be Honored as 23rd Individual to Enter Walk of Fame

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Brewers today announced that Ryan Braun, the Brewers all-time franchise home run leader, six-time All-Star, 2007 National League Rookie of the Year and 2011 National League MVP has been elected to the Walk of Fame. Braun played his entire 14-year Major League career with the Milwaukee Brewers from 2007-20 and is among the franchise leaders in nearly every offensive category.

The Walk of Fame commemorates some of the greatest names in Milwaukee baseball history with a granite-shaped home plate set in the ground outside of American Family Field. When inducted, Braun will become the 23rd individual to receive the honor since the stadium opened in 2001. Members of the Walk of Fame are elected by Wisconsin media members and Brewers executives and must receive a minimum of 65 percent of the votes. Braun received 80 percent of the vote.

“I am very humbled and honored to be recognized among the Brewers greats,” said Braun. “I want to thank my teammates, coaches, ownership and support staff for their many contributions over the course of my career. None of this would be possible without the love and encouragement of my family, friends and fans. I am forever grateful. Milwaukee will always be a second home to me and my family.”

In 2022, Braun was inducted into the Wall of Honor, which is based on established statistical, service year and award achievements for players, coaches and executives who spent time with the Brewers organization. He joined the permanent exhibit with a bronze plaque affixed to the exterior of the ballpark commemorating his contributions.

“We are excited to honor Ryan, one of the most talented players in Brewers history, with his induction into the Walk of Fame,” said Brewers Senior Vice President and General Manager Matt Arnold. “Ryan was not just at the heart of teams that featured an explosive offense, he also was one of the most clutch players in big moments during his years with the Brewers.

“Further, Ryan has been deeply engaged with numerous community causes through Brewers Community Foundation, and he maintains that commitment today,” Arnold continued. “We look forward to welcoming Ryan and his family back to celebrate this achievement this summer.”

Braun will be recognized during the 2024 Brewers season with details of the ceremony dates announced later.

Braun finished his career as a .296 hitter with 352 HR, 1,154 RBI and 216 stolen bases in 1,766 games. In addition to his MVP and All-Star Game appearances, he was a five-time Silver Slugger Award winner and the 2007 National League Rookie of the Year. He helped lead the Brewers to the postseason five times (2008, 2011 and 2018-20).

Braun also ranks among the franchise’s top three in RBI (2nd), slugging percentage (2nd, .532), OPS (2nd, .891), extra-base hits (2nd, 809), total bases (2nd, 3,525), doubles (2nd, 408), runs (3rd, 1,080), hits (3rd, 1,963), triples (3rd, 49), stolen bases (3rd), at-bats (3rd, 6,622) and walks (3rd, 586). He also ranks fourth in franchise history in games played and batting average.

From the date of his Major League debut – May 25, 2007 – through the 2020 season, Braun ranked among the top five in the majors in extra-base hits (T2nd), runs (3rd), RBI (3rd), total bases (4th), hits (5th), doubles (5th) and HR (5th).

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