Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Player Profile: Steve Braun

I have sixteen cards of Steve Braun. This one is from 1982 Fleer. The photo appears to have been taken in Philadelphia, so it was probably taken by Bob Bartosz.

Playing career: Outfielder Steve Braun came up with the Twins in 1971 and was a regular for them until being selected by the Mariners in the 1977 expansion draft. Braun spent a year and a half in Seattle before moving on to the second part of his career, as a pinch-hitter extraordinaire for the Royals, Blue Jays and Cardinals. In 1982 he helped the Cardinals win the World Series with an RBI hit and a bases-loaded walk.

Where he is now: An associate at Ignite, an energy marketing firm in New Jersey.

My memories: Before my time. Only know him from his card.

Google Autocomplete results: He is seventh when you type Steve Bra, between Steve Brancato, star of the reality show “Prospectors”, and Steven Brahms, a photographer. The first entry when you google Steve Braun is not the ballplayer but an actor.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Bill Bray.

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