Glenn Braggs

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Glenn Erick Braggs

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Glenn Braggs was signed as a 2nd round pick in the 1983 amateur draft by the Milwaukee Brewers and scout Dick Ehrig and Director of Player Procurement Ray Poitevint. He played seven years in the major leagues. He had moderate power and could steal a base. He is the most successful hitter ever to come out of the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Braggs was said to have a picture-perfect swing that many major leaguers admired. He was also known for occasionally breaking bats over his shoulder on his backswing, which he once did in front of a national audience during the 1990 World Series much to the amazement of TV commentator Tim McCarver, although that wasn't the first time he'd done that). His first big league two home run game came on April 17, 1987 as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers. His first 4-RBI game was on June 2 and his first 4-hit game on July 29th of that same year.

In his first 21 at-bats as a member of the Cincinnati Reds in 1990, Braggs collected 9 hits - a .429 average. This included a 4-for-5 game against the Atlanta Braves. In another game against the Braves that year, his 9th-inning single won the game for the Reds, 4-2. He hit safely in his first 17 starts as a Red for a .379 batting average. In 1991, the Reds adopted "retro" sleeveless uniforms similar to those they wore in the 1950s. Braggs, known for his arm muscles, wore a cutoff T-shirt underneath, evoking Ted Kluszewski.

Braggs had a 29-game hitting streak in Nippon Pro Baseball during his four seasons with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars, which was the record for a "gaijin" until Matt Murton topped him in 2011.

In 1993, he married singer Cindy Herron of the multi-platinum vocal group En Vogue.

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