Steve Braun (baseball)
|Left fielder / Third baseman|
Born: May 8, 1948|
Trenton, New Jersey
|April 6, 1971, for the Minnesota Twins|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 6, 1985, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Runs batted in||388|
|Career highlights and awards|
Stephen Russell Braun (born May 8, 1948) is an American former professional baseball left fielder, third baseman, and designated hitter. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Minnesota Twins, Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals, Toronto Blue Jays, and St. Louis Cardinals.
Braun was drafted by the Twins in the 10th round of the 1966 Major League Baseball draft. He did not play baseball in 1968 or 1969 as he was on baseball's military list from September 6, 1967, until September 23, 1969. Braun made his Major League Baseball debut with the Minnesota Twins on April 6, 1971. He appeared in his final regular season game on October 6, 1985.
He is one of the few players with over 100 pinch hits.
After his playing career, Braun became a hitting coach, working on the Cardinals' Major League staff in 1990 and then spending 12 years (1991–2002) as a minor league coach and hitting coordinator for the Boston Red Sox.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors), or Retrosheet, or Pura Pelota (Venezuelan Winter League)