Ryan Braun passes Robin Yount to become Brewers' all-time home run leader

Ryan Braun moved past Hall of Famer Robin Yount on Milwaukee's home run list Wednesday to become the franchise's all-time leader.

Braun's sixth-inning solo shot against Marlins pitcher Chris Narveson was the 252nd of his career and gave Milwaukee an 8-6 lead.

Braun, a six-time All-Star, was the 2011 National League MVP after hitting 33 home runs. He followed with a career-high 41 homers in 2012, but was suspended for 65 games in 2013 for violating MLB's policy on performance-enhancing drugs and his involvement with the infamous Biogenesis clinic in Miami.

Braun came back in 2014, but set career-lows with a .266 average and 19 home runs. He did lead the Brewers with 81 RBIs and six triples as the Brewers led the NL Central for most of the season before falling apart late in the year. 

Braun, a nine-year veteran, is hitting .276 this season and now has 22 home runs with 72 RBIs. 

Hank Aaron, who retired as baseball's home run king, hit 755 career homers — playing the final two seasons of his 23-year MLB career with the Brewers, hitting 22 home runs with the club.

Prince Fielder, who is currently with the Rangers, is third on Milwaukee's all-time home run list with 230 homers over seven seasons. Former Brewers sluggers Gorman Thomas (208) and Rob Deer (137) rank fifth and 13th, respectively, on the franchise's all-time list.

Geoff Jenkins, who hit 212 homers over 10 seasons in Milwaukee, is fourth on the list. Former Brewers first baseman Cecil Cooper is the only other player in franchise history with over 200 career home runs, hitting 201 with the team from 1977-1987. 

Yount, twice the American League MVP, Thomas, Cooper and Hall of Famer Paul Molitor were key players on Milwaukee's power-hitting "Harvey's Wallbangers" team that reached the 1982 World Series before losing in seven games to the Cardinals. 

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