Brauns spent Father's Days on the field
Dad coached Brewers slugger in star-studded youth league
MILWAUKEE -- For the Brauns, Father's Day and baseball always seemed to go together.Joe Braun was convinced to coach his eldest son Ryan's tee-ball team when Ryan was 4 1/2 years old. Technically, Ryan was too young to take part, but league officials agreed to bend the rules if Ryan's father would volunteer his time. Joe agreed, and he continued coaching both of his sons through their youth baseball careers. "At the time of year Father's Day came up, it was typically baseball season, and [Ryan] was usually on an all-star team," Joe said. "Father's Day was always spent somewhere on a baseball field playing a game."
Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.