Jonathan Lucroy to retire as a Milwaukee Brewer, receive Wall of Honor distinction
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday, Aug. 2, announced Jonathan Lucroy will officially retire as a Milwaukee Brewer as he is inducted into the Wall of Honor on Saturday, Aug. 6.
According to a news release from the team, the retirement ceremony will take place at an afternoon press conference featuring the 2022 Walk of Fame and Wall of Honor inductees prior to the Brewers vs. Reds game that night.
The news release goes on to say, Lucroy -- drafted by Milwaukee in 2007 -- spent seven seasons with the Brewers from 2010-16, earning All-Star selections in 2014 and 2016. He led the majors in doubles in 2014, the most by a catcher in a single season in MLB history. Lucroy finished fourth in National League Most Valuable Player voting in 2014, becoming the first catcher in franchise history to finish in the top 10. He ranks first in franchise history as a catcher in hits (752), batting average (.288), doubles (143), HR (77), RBI (358), and runs (326). He is second in games caught (725).
“I am honored to retire a Milwaukee Brewer and be inducted into the Wall of Honor, amongst so many of the greats in this franchise. The Brewers and the City of Milwaukee have always held a special place in my heart, I feel at ease and at home here. The fans have always embraced me and lifted me up. It is a special experience to play in Milwaukee and I want to thank the fans, the front office and the baseball staff for making my time in Milwaukee so memorable,” said Lucroy.
The Brewers Wall of Honor is a distinction awarded to players, coaches and executives who meet a set of criteria based on service to the organization and career accomplishments. The Brewers Wall of Honor is a permanent display outside of American Family Field on the north side of the ballpark adjacent to the Hot Corner entrance. Honorees have a plaque with their photo accompanied by a synopsis of their career. Lucroy will join the permanent exhibit with a bronze plaque affixed to the exterior of the ballpark commemorating his accomplishments.
Lucroy will be inducted into the Wall of Honor on Aug. 6 alongside Ryan Braun and Francisco “K-Rod” Rodriguez, a 2021 inductee who will be recognized this year. Further, that same date Prince Fielder will be enshrined into the Walk of Fame, as the 21st inductee into the prestigious category.
Fans can purchase tickets to join in the fun and memories online HERE, the American Family Field Box Office and at 1-800-933-7890.