Glenn Braggs

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Glenn Braggs
1987 Indiana Blue Sox Set Glenn Braggs.jpg
Born: (1962-10-17) October 17, 1962 (age 58)
San Bernardino, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: July 18, 1986, for the Milwaukee Brewers
NPB: 1993, for the Yokohama BayStars
Last appearance
MLB: September 10, 1992, for the Cincinnati Reds
NPB: 1996, for the Yokohama BayStars
MLB statistics
Batting average.257
Home runs70
Runs batted in321
NPB statistics
Batting average.300
Home runs91
Runs batted in260
Career highlights and awards

Glenn Erick Braggs (born October 17, 1962)[1] is a former Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball outfielder and designated hitter. Braggs was a member of the Cincinnati Reds team that defeated the Oakland Athletics in the 1990 World Series. He is an alumnus of the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Major League Baseball career[edit]

Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2nd round of the 1983 Major League Baseball Draft, Braggs made his major league debut with the Brewers on July 18, 1986. Starting in left field and batting fifth, Braggs went 1-4 in a 6-1 road loss to the Oakland Athletics. His first career hit was a sixth-inning single off Joaquin Andujar.[2] He hit the first of his 70 career home runs on August 2, 1986 with a two-run shot off Charlie Hough.[3]

He had his best season in 1989, hitting 15 home runs with 66 runs batted in (RBI) and 17 stolen bases with a .247 batting average.[4]

On June 9, 1990, during his fourth season with the Brewers, he was traded to the Cincinnati Reds. He played a key role as the Reds advanced to the National League playoffs. In 231 plate appearances, he hit six home runs with 28 RBI and a .299 average.

In the 1990 NLCS against the Pirates, he went 1-for-5 but had a huge impact on the series. In the top of the ninth inning of game six, with one on and one out, the Reds clung to a 2–1 lead. Braggs robbed Carmelo Martinez of a possible go-ahead home run, reaching up and snagging a long fly as his back hit the wall, for the second out of the inning. The Reds advanced to the World Series.[5]

In the World Series, he went 0-for-4 but had two RBI and one base on balls as the Reds won the World Series over the heavily favored Oakland Athletics.[4]

He played two more seasons for the Reds, last appearing in a game on September 10, 1992.

Braggs was known for his upper body strength, and in fact once snapped a bat on a check swing. When he stopped his swing, he put so much force on the bat to stop it that it sheared off just above the grip, without ever touching the ball. In the second inning of Game 4 of the 1990 World Series, he swung so hard at a pitch from the A's Dave Stewart that the bat broke on his back on the follow-through.[6]

He appeared in his final MLB game on September 10, 1992.

Personal life[edit]

Glenn Braggs is married to a musician Cindy Herron, also known as Cindy Herron-Braggs of the R&B female group En Vogue. They have four children. He is now a real estate agent in the Los Angeles area, and is also vegan.


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