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Brewers great Ryan Braun announces retirement after 14-year career


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- After more than a decade in a Brewers uniform, former MVP outfielder Ryan Braun announced his retirement in a video on the Brewers' Facebook page.

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In the video, Braun thanked fans for coming out to the ballpark every night throughout his career with the team, during which he and the Brewers snapped a 26-year postseason drought and made two trips to the National League Championship Series.

"While it's impossible to summarize my emotions right now, what I feel most is one simple thing: gratitude," Braun said in the video. "I just wanted to take the time to say thank you."

In 14 seasons with Milwaukee, Braun built up a resume to stand among the premier players of his generation, compiling a .296 batting average/.358 on-base percentage/.532 slugging percentage line, with 352 career home runs and 1,154 runs batted in. He also made six All-Star teams in his career.

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