Former infielder/outfielder Bill Hall to retire as a Brewer

September 12, 2019

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Thursday, September 5, 2019, infielder/outfielder Bill Hall (right) officially announced his retirement as a Brewer during a press conference held at Miller Park.

“I was just a small town boy with Major League dreams,” said Hall. “The Brewers gave me an opportunity to live those dreams. The organization and fans welcomed me like family, and that is what we became. Retiring as a Brewer could not feel better or happen any other way.”

Hall, who was selected by Milwaukee in the sixth round of the 1998 first-year draft, spent eight seasons (2002-09) in a Brewers uniform. Hall was a member of the original class of 58 inductees into the Brewers Wall of Honor in 2014, and was named Brewers Most Valuable Player in 2006. He was also a member of the 2008 squad that captured the National League wild card berth. Hall, who never officially retired after his final season, enjoyed an 11-year MLB career with Milwaukee, Seattle, Boston, Houston, San Francisco, and Baltimore. Hall was able to throw out the first pitch at Thursday’s game. He is pictured with Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun (left).