Former Milwaukee slugger Prince Fielder will have his place in Brewers history, as the team announced Thursday it will officially enshrine the former slugger into its Walk of Fame next season.
Additionally, the Brewers are adding Ryan Braun and Jonathan Lucroy to the Wall of Honor, and the late Wes Covington into the Milwaukee Braves Wall of Honor.
Fielder, who was drafted No. 7 overall by the Brewers in 2002 and played seven seasons in Milwaukee, will be the 21st member of the Walk of Fame. He batted .282 with 230 home runs and 656 RBI in 998 games with the Brewers and is the team’s all-time leader in on-base percentage (.390), slugging percentage (.540) and OPS (.929). He’s the only player in franchise history to mash 30+ home runs in five straight seasons (2007-11).
The first baseman represented the Brewers at the All-Star Game in 2007, ’09 and ’11 and finished in the top four in National League MVP voting in all three of those years.
Fielder owns the top-two home runs seasons in franchise history, hitting 50 in 2007 and 46 in 2009. His 141 RBI in 2009 are also the most by any Brewers player. Fielder's 87 exrta-base hits 87 in 2007 are tied with Robin Yount (1982) for the most in Brewers annals. In addition, he holds three of the top-four walk seasons in team history -- 114 in 2010 (1st), 110 in 2009 (2nd) and 107 in 2011 (4th).
Fielder left the Brewers in free agency after the 2011 campaign and played five more seasons in Detroit and Texas.
Braun, the all-time franchise home run leader, six-time All-Star and 2011 National League MVP, spent his entire career with the Brewers from 2007-20. He announced his retirement from baseball Sept. 14 and was honored by the club during a pregame ceremony Sept. 26.
Braun finished his career as a .296 hitter with 352 homers, 1,154 RBI and 216 stolen bases in 1,766 games.
Lucroy spent seven years in Milwaukee and was a two-time All-Star (2014, ’16). He batted .284/.342/.436 with 157 doubles and 79 home runs in 805 games for the Brewers.
Covington, who died in 2011, played six years with the Milwaukee Braves, hitting .284/.336/.473. He helped the Braves beat the New York Yankees in seven games in the 1957 World Series, starting all seven games and collecting five hits. Covington notched the go-ahead hit in Game 2 of the series and crashed into the fence to rob Yankees infielder Gil McDougald of a home run in Game 5.
More details of the ceremonies to celebrate these Brewers players will be announced at a later date.