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Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun Jersey – Wholesale Jerseys

Ryan Braun wasn’t going to let the Brewers get swept today, and he made sure of that in one of his strongest games of the season.

It only took three Brewers batters to get a lead today. Following walks by Keon Broxton and Orlando Arcia (along with a double steal), Braun hit an RBI double to give the Brewers a 2-0 lead. Braun would then score after Chris Carter singled and Manny Pina walked to load the bases, then Jake Elmore took one for the team as he was hit by a pitch, bringing in Braun. Wily Peralta lined out to end the inning as the Brewers batted around in the first inning.
“Braun” was, coincidentally, the family name of Sandy Koufax, until his mother remarried and he took his stepfather’s name. “There’s no [family] connection that I know of”, Braun said, “but it’s kind of cool.”[230] In another coincidence, Braun lived for a time with his maternal grandfather in a house that previously belonged to Jewish Hall of Fame first baseman Hank Greenberg.[228] Braun’s grandfather has lived in the house for over 40 years.[8]

In December 2007, Braun was the only Jewish athlete invited by President George W. Bush to the annual Hanukkah Dinner at the White House, where he talked baseball with the President.[70][242] Braun was later featured in the 2008 Hank Greenberg 75th Anniversary edition of Jewish Major Leaguers Baseball Cards, published in affiliation with Fleer Trading Cards and the American Jewish Historical Society, commemorating the Jewish Major Leaguers from 1871 through 2008.[240] Braun was one of three Jewish players in the 2008 All-Star Game and one of three Jewish players on the Team USA 2009 World Baseball Classic team.[243][244] He and Feldman were voted the 2009 co-Jewish MVP by Jewish Major Leaguers, and he was voted the 2010 Jewish MVP as Breslow received the Most Valuable Jewish Pitcher honors.[245][246] “There aren’t too many Jewish athletes at the highest level”, said Braun. “It’s something that I certainly embrace.”[247][248]

Braun was inducted into the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in January 2010.[249][250]

The Jewish Daily Forward listed him as number five in the 2011 “Forward 50″, its list of the 50 most significant American Jews.[251]

In 2011, Braun became the fourth self-identifying Jewish player, and the first in nearly a half-century, to win the Most Valuable Player Award, after Greenberg (1935 and 1940), Rosen (1953), and Koufax (1963). In April 2012, Shalom Life ranked him Number 5 on its list of “the 50 most talented, intelligent, funny, and gorgeous Jewish men in the world.”[252]