Back in December the Milwaukee Brewers announced the newest inductees into the Wall of Honor and Walk of Fame. This Saturday, August 6, 2022, the Brewers will hold a ceremony to honor their inductions. The players being recognized are Jonathan Lucroy, Ryan Braun, and Prince Fielder.
Also in attendance will be Francisco Rodriguez, otherwise known as K-Rod. He was inducted into the Brewers Wall Of Honor in 2021 along with Carlos Gomez and Yovani Gallardo, but was unable to attend the ceremony.
Jonathan Lucroy – Retirement and Brewers Wall Of Honor Inductee
Lucroy, age 35, has officially decided to hang up the cleats and will sign his retirement papers this weekend as a member of the Brewers. He played with the Crew from 2010-2016 and was an All-Star in 2014 and 2016.
During his tenure with the Crew, he accomplished a lot. He is currently second in franchise history in games caught and ranks first in hits (752), batting average (.288), doubles (143), home runs (77), RBI (358) and runs (326) by a catcher.
Ryan Braun – Brewers Wall of Honor Inductee
Braun officially retired last year with the Brewers and will now join the Wall of Honor. He was the face of the franchise for several years and helped the Crew end their long playoff drought in 2008. He was also a part of the 2011, 2018, 2019, and 2020 playoff teams.
The career accolades list for Braun is quite lengthy and he is at or near the top in several offensive categories. It seems likely that he will eventually be inducted in the Brewers Walk Of Fame, but whether or not his number gets retired is still up for debate.
Prince Fielder – Brewers Walk Of Fame Inductee
Fielder joined the Wall of Honor in 2018, but now will become the 21st member of the Walk of Fame. This means that outside near the statues, Fielder will get a granite shaped home plate set in the ground with his name on it.
In order to be inducted into the Walk of Fame, players must have met certain career milestones or service time and are voted in by Wisconsin media members and Brewers executives. The last player to enter the Walk of Fame was Geoff Jenkin in 2018.
Along with Lucroy, Braun, Fielder, and Rodriguez being honored, the Brewers are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1982 World Series team. This celebration will take place on Friday night and will include ceremonial first pitches by Robin Yount, Paul Molitor, Ted Simmons and Rollie Fingers.
It should be a fun weekend for Brewer fans as they take on the Reds and we will get to hear from several former players!