Steve Braun (baseball)

Steve Braun
Left fielder / Third baseman
Born: (1948-05-08) May 8, 1948
Trenton, New Jersey
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 6, 1971, for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
October 6, 1985, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Batting average .271
Home runs 52
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.[1] 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.

Braun was a member of the St. Louis Cardinals team that defeated the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1982 World Series.

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.


  1. Norman MacLean, ed. (1986). 1986 Who's Who in Baseball. New York: Who's Who in Baseball Magazine Company, Inc.

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