After 30 years with the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, coach Ed Sedar has announced his retirement.
The 60-year-old spent 14 seasons on the coaching staff as first base coach (2007-2010) and third base coach (2011-2020).
However, in his final season, Sedar transitioned to a role as advisor to the Major League coaching staff.
“It’s been a great ride.”
After 30 years with the organization, longtime coach and fan favorite Ed Sedar has announcement his retirement.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) October 25, 2021
A Fan Favorite
Growing up in Waukegan, IL, Sedar spent eight Minor League seasons with the White Sox before coming to Milwaukee in 1992. Upon joining the crew in ’92, he was a Minor League outfield and base-running coordinator. Along the way, Sedar also held managerial positions in Ogden, Utah (Pioneer League), and Helena, Montana (Helena Brewers).
While Ed Sedar held coaching positions at first and third base, many Brewers fans will remember him being the coach that waves the players home at third base. He definitely was a favorite, taking some of his aggressive coaching styles from former manager Ron Roenicke and current skipper Craig Counsell. Even though he transitioned to an advisory position, Sedar could still be seen on the field throwing batting practices.
Sedar said in a statement,
“It’s been a great ride. Being able to spend 30 years with one organization is something I will always cherish. I appreciate everyone who has been there for me and helped me along the way. I wish the organization the best going forward. They are in great hands. Most of all, I will miss the best fans in sports.”
In terms of announcing moves, the Brewers have yet to say anything in response to Sedar’s retirement. In the last week, the Brewers did release hitting coach Andy Haines, so trying to find someone to fill that role will probably be first priority.