52 Facts About Ryan Braun

1. Ryan Braun lost endorsement deals with Kwik Trip and Nike in 2013 after he was suspended for using performance-enhancing drugs.

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2. In July 2012, Ryan Braun teamed up with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to open a restaurant, 8-Twelve, in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

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3. Ryan Braun has signed endorsement deals with CytoSport, a supplement maker, Nike, Wilson, Mikita Sports for autographs and memorabilia, Sam Bat, and AirTran Airways, and is working on his own line of aluminum bats.

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4. Ryan Braun developed his own signature fashion t-shirt line for Affliction Clothing, a California-based clothing manufacturer who manufactures shirts that are garment dyed and hand distressed.

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5. Ryan Braun is one of the highest-drafted Jewish ballplayers in the history of professional baseball.

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6. Ryan Braun said "I am Jewish", and "I'm extremely proud to be a role model for young Jewish kids.

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7. In 2014, Ryan Braun moved to right field for the Brewers after right fielder Norichika Aoki was traded to the Royals, opening a spot for Khris Davis to play left field.

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8. In 2010, Ryan Braun led NL left fielders in putouts for the third year in a row, was second in range factor per game (1.86), and 4th in assists (6).

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9. In July 2009, ESPN's Jon Heyman wrote that Ryan Braun had "become a terrific left fielder in no time".

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10. In 2008, Ryan Braun led all major league outfielders with a 1.000 fielding percentage.

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11. In March 2008 Manager Ned Yost said that Ryan Braun has been "spectacular" in left, and "he's got an opportunity one day to win a Gold Glove in left field.

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12. Ryan Braun was charged with 34 errors in 2006, the majority on throws.

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13. Ryan Braun waits well on offspeed pitches, and uses the entire field.

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14. Ryan Braun has the ability to hit for average and significant power.

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15. Ryan Braun accepted the additional suspension without appeal because of overwhelming evidence in the Biogenesis case.

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16. New York Times wrote that Ryan Braun "won on a technicality".

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17. Ryan Braun appealed the positive drug test in January 2012, and a three-member panel overturned the results on a 2-to-1 vote on February 22, 2012.

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18. In 2017, Ryan Braun became the fourth player in franchise history to make 10 or more Opening Day starts, joining Yount, Molitor, and Jim Gantner.

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19. In 2015, Ryan Braun was named to the All Star Team representing the National League.

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20. On July 22, 2013, Ryan Braun was suspended without pay for the remainder of the season for violations of the Basic Agreement and its Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

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21. Ryan Braun was awarded the 2012 NL Outfielder Silver Slugger Award, winning it for the fifth year in a row.

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22. Ryan Braun was named to his fifth consecutive NL All-Star team as a reserve outfielder.

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23. On November 22, Ryan Braun was named the NL MVP award winner for the 2011 season, receiving 20 of 32 first place votes.

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24. Ryan Braun was awarded the 2011 NL Outfielder Silver Slugger Award, winning it for the fourth year in a row.

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25. In the 2011 playoffs, through October 14 Ryan Braun set the major league postseason record by reaching base in the first inning in nine consecutive playoff games.

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26. Ryan Braun became the 7th player to have at least four 30-homer, 100-RBI seasons in his first five years.

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27. Ryan Braun had a 23-game hitting streak, the third-longest in team history.

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28. In 2011, Ryan Braun was again named to Sporting News' list of the 50 greatest current players in baseball, ranking No 16.

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29. Ryan Braun was voted to the 2010 NL Sporting News All Star Team, making the team for the third year in a row.

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30. Ryan Braun was awarded the 2010 NL Outfielder Silver Slugger Award, winning it for the third year in a row.

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31. Ryan Braun led all major league outfielders in All Star votes for the third straight year, with 2,972,525, despite Milwaukee being the smallest media market in the majors.

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32. Ryan Braun was named to Sporting News' 2010 list of the 50 greatest current players in baseball, ranking No 22.

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33. Ryan Braun was awarded the 2009 NL Outfielder Silver Slugger Award, winning it for the second year in a row.

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34. Ryan Braun was voted to the NL Sporting News All Star Team in 2009, making it for the second year in a row.

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35. In 2009, Ryan Braun had even greater success against left-handed pitchers.

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36. Ryan Braun led all NL outfielders in fan voting for the All Star Game for the second year in a row, with 4.1 million votes, ahead of Raul Ibanez and Carlos Beltran.

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37. Ryan Braun was invited to play for Team USA in 2009 in the second World Baseball Classic.

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38. In 2009, Ryan Braun was named to Sporting News' list of the 50 greatest current players in baseball, ranking No 32.

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39. Ryan Braun was voted to the 2008 NL Sporting News All Star Team, by a panel of 41 major league general managers and assistant general managers.

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40. In 2008, in 151 games Ryan Braun hit 37 home runs, with 106 RBIs (9th), and batted.

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41. Ryan Braun came in third in the Home Run Derby at Yankee Stadium.

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42. Ryan Braun was the first Brewers outfielder voted to start an All Star game.

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43. Ryan Braun was a starting outfielder for the NL in the 2008 All Star Game.

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44. Ryan Braun became the first—and as of July 2018, the only—player to hit a walk-off grand slam at Miller Park.

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45. Ryan Braun received the 2007 Players Choice NL Most Outstanding Rookie in a vote by his fellow major league players.

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46. Ryan Braun was voted the 2007 NL Sporting News Rookie of the Year by 488 major league players and 30 managers.

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47. Ryan Braun hit his 30th homer in his 94th game, a pace no player had set to start a career since McGwire hit 30 in 84 games during 1986 and 1987.

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48. In 2007, Ryan Braun had what some sportswriters called one of the most dominant rookie seasons in baseball history.

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49. Ryan Braun excelled academically as well—his worst grade was one B, in Advanced Placement Chemistry.

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50. Ryan Braun was born on November 17, 1983 to Joe and Diane Braun.

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51. On July 22, 2013, Ryan Braun was suspended without pay for the remainder of the 2013 season and playoffs for violating the league's drug policy.

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52. Ryan Braun was a two-time All-American at the University of Miami, where he was named "National Freshman of the Year" by Baseball America in 2003.

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