Brewers honor Braun, Fielder, Lucroy Saturday
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Prince Fielder, Ryan Braun and Jonathan Lucroy were all honored by the franchise before Saturday night’s game against the Cincinnati Reds.
Fielder joined the franchise's Walk of Fame, becoming the 21st person to receive that honor, while Braun and Lucroy joined the team’s Wall of Honor. Lucroy also officially retired Saturday as a Milwaukee Brewer.
All three threw out ceremonial first pitches before Saturday night's game, on Aug. 6.
Lucroy went first, throwing his pitch to current Brewers manager Craig Counsell. Braun tossed the first pitch to Christian Yelich, while Prince Fielder brought out his two sons for a family moment on the diamond.
Braun says he’s grateful for the people who helped him succeed in Milwaukee, from team staff to family and friends.
Lucroy adds that, of the 11 teams he played for, he was happiest and had his best memories as a Milwaukee Brewer.
Fielder says he isn’t doing much these days except driving across the state of Florida to watch his sons play.
All three players were part of the 2011 Brewers team that finished two wins short of the World Series.