Jenkins to retire as a Brewer

The Brewers just sent the following announcement:
Former Brewers Outfielder Geoff Jenkins will formally announce his retirement from baseball in a press conference on Friday, July 9 at Miller Park. The press conference is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. and Jenkins will throw out the first pitch prior to that night’s game vs. Pittsburgh.
“Geoff indicated a desire to retire as a Brewer, and we were honored to accommodate the request,” said Brewers Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Melvin.  “He was drafted by the Brewers, made his Major League debut here and established many team marks on the field. As far as we’re concerned, Geoff will always be a part of the organization and we look forward to welcoming him home.”
 
Jenkins played 11 Major League seasons, 10 of which came as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers. He played his final season, 2008, with Philadelphia.  He made his Major League debut with the Brewers on April 28, 1998 and was named a National League All-Star in 2003.
“The Milwaukee fans and organization welcomed me into their homes and it was an honor to put on the Brewer uniform for a decade, Jenkins said. “I look forward to coming back on July 9th to formally retire as a Milwaukee Brewer and hope to be a part of the organization for years to come”
Jenkins ranks among the Brewers all-time leaders in nearly every offensive statistical category, including  home runs (2nd, 212), slugging percentage (2nd, .496), RBI (4th, 704), total bases (4th, 2188), extra base hits (4th, 521), doubles (4th, 287), at-bats (5th, 4407), runs (5th, 661), hits (5th, 1221), games (6th, 1234), on base percentage (6th, .347), batting average (T7th, .277) and triples (8th, 22).
A native of Olympia, Wash., Jenkins attended the University of Southern California where he played baseball.  He was drafted in the first round (ninth overall) of the 1995 First-Year Player Draft by the Brewers.  
Following the press conference, Geoff will toss the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Brewers game against the Pirates. 
Geoff’s wife, Jennifer, will join him at the July 9 press conference and game.  
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