Originally posted on Baseball Prospectus  |  Last updated 5/1/12
As you've no doubt seen by now, the Brewers' Ryan Braun had three homers and a triple last night at Petco Park, piling up 15 total bases in the game. His triple was a gapper to right-center that wasn't especially close to going out of the park. In his first at-bat, he flew out to medium center field on a well-struck ball. It was a career night for the reigning MVP. His first three-homer game was also the first at Petco. The 15 total bases are what really jump out at you in the box score. A 3.000 slugging percentage, even if it's only over five plate appearances, tends to draw one's eye. The total base figure prompted me to bring up the all-time, single-game leaderboard, where once again I saw a name that's left me scratching my head a few times. Never before have I done anything about it, until today. More on that in a bit. First, a few observations from the linked list: It's been just shy of 10 years since Shawn Green set the all-time mark with 19 total bases against the ...
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