Braun spent 15 seasons in the Major Leagues, playing for five different teams along the way. He came up in 1971 with the Minnesota Twins and proved himself a versatile addition to the Twins’ roster. He played four different positions his rookie season, hitting .254 along the way. Braun remained a regular for Minnesota for the rest of his time in the Twin Cities. He was dealt to Seattle in 1977 and played 137 games for the Mariners. But he hit just .235 that season and it was his final campaign as an every-day player. After short stops in Kansas City and Toronto, Braun found his niche as a part-time player and pinch hitter in St. Louis. He finished his career with a .271 batting average. Braun ranks 12th on the all-time pinch hit list with 113. Following his playing career, Braun served as a coach and minor league hitting instructor for St. Louis and Boston.
Steve Braun – career stats