On February 22, the Milwaukee Brewers announced that several players, including Prince Fielder, would be joining the team’s Wall of Honor.
Fielder played first baseman for the Brewers from 2005-2011 where he hit 230 home runs and 656 RBIs while having a respectable .282 batting average. As a Brewer, Fielder appeared in three All-Star Games and was the recipient of two Silver Slugger Awards.
Fielder’s best season with the Brewers was in 2009 where he hit a league-leading 50 home runs along with 119 RBIs. For his efforts that season, Fielder finished the season as a top three MVP candidate.
Fielder’s performance on the field had a tremendous impact on the Brewers’ history by leading the team to the playoffs in 2008 and 2011. However, Fielder also made the playoffs with the Detroit Tigers and the Texas Rangers after leaving Milwaukee in 2012.
Unfortunately, Fielder’s playing career was cut short due to multiple neck injuries. Fielder was only 32 when he retired and could have potentially joined the 500 home run club if he stayed healthy. Instead, Fielder ended his career with a respectable 319 home runs along with 1,028 RBIs.
Joining Fielder on the Wall of Honor are Brewers legend Geoff Jenkins and former general managers Harry Dalton and Doug Melvin.
All four of these men are expected to join the Brewers Wall of Honor on July 21.