The Milwaukee Brewers are beloved by their fans in the city of Milwaukee. The same can be said about the players that come in and make an impact on the team and the city. Today one of those players decided to hang up his cleats for good. Former Brewer and Veteran infielder Travis Shaw announced over social media on Monday.
Travis Shaw Officially Announces His Retirement From Major League Baseball
In a social media post today, Travis Shaw announced his retirement and posted a picture of himself in a Brewers uniform. The post read:
For the last 8 years, I’ve been blessed to live out my childhood dreams of playing Major League Baseball. But today, that dream comes to an end! 12 years ago, being a 9th round draft pick, I would have never imagined what this game provided me. The memories will last a lifetime. To everyone that made an impact on my career (the list is endlessly long), I will forever be indebted to you! As this chapter closes, the only two words that come to mind is THANK YOU!!
Full twitter post below:
To the game of baseball, Thank you! 💙 pic.twitter.com/M2aBpppx9G
— Travis Shaw (@travis_shaw21) January 16, 2023
Shaw began his career with the Boston Red Sox in 2015 and immediately became a fan favorite with his power pedigree for a lefty-hitting infielder. He hit 29 home runs and 107 RBIs over his first two seasons with Boston. He eventually became their everyday third baseman and earned the nickname “The Mayor of Ding Dong City” (coined by Boston sports personality Jared Carrabis).
The Red Sox traded Shaw to the Milwaukee Brewers after the 2016 season. For Milwaukee, he recorded two best years of his career (31 homers and 101 RBIs in 2017 followed by 32 homers and 86 RBIs in 2018). After a one year stint with the Toronto Blue Jays, Shaw returned to the Red Sox in 2021. He joined them in time for their ALCS run. He would then re-sign with Boston for the 2022 campaign but had a very down year. He decided to call it a career just a few months prior to his 33rd birthday. Here are a few highlights of Travis Shaw in Milwaukee:
Fun fact: Travis Shaw had the longest HR for the Brewers in 2019
465 ft pic.twitter.com/qGRtsd5rCt
— 𝗕𝗿𝗲𝘁𝘁 🙈 (@SaladinoWRLD) February 17, 2021
Brewers recall Travis Shaw….a day before they face the Cubs…in a close pennant race..?
— 𝕂ashew “Kolten Wong SZN” ➐ (@RodgersPackMVP) July 26, 2019
Travis Shaw teeing up piss missiles for the best team in the National League, MY Milwaukee Brewers. pic.twitter.com/3fb1yge1sv
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) May 23, 2018
Thank you for everything, Travis Shaw. Milwaukee will always have love for you.
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