Milwaukee Brewers welcome back Prince Fielder with ‘Wall of Honor’ award

August 2, 2018

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Tuesday, July 24, 2018, one of the most prolific left-handed power hitters in Milwaukee Brewers franchise history – Prince Fielder was honored in a special pregame ceremony which took place prior to the game against the Washington Nationals.

Fielder, along with general managers Doug Melvin, the late Harry Dalton, and Geoff Jenkins, had plaques commemorating their careers permanently installed at the site of the Brewers Wall of Honor along the north side of Miller Park.

Fielder, drafted seventh overall by Milwaukee in 2002, spent seven of his 12 Major League seasons with the Brewers (2005-11). A three-time All-Star in Milwaukee, he is the franchise leader in on-base percentage and ranks among the leaders in slugging percentage (2nd), home runs (3rd), walks (3rd), RBI’s (7th), runs (9th), batting average (10th), and has 2,500 plate appearances.

The power-hitting first baseman is the only player in franchise history to produce five consecutive 30+ homer seasons (2007-11). In 2007, his second full season in the majors, Fielder became the youngest player in Major League history to reach 50 homers in a season (23 years, 139 days), breaking the record set by Hall of Famer Willie Mays.