Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 4/30/12

It's kind of hard to believe that the reigning NL MVP and four-time All Star, Ryan Braun, had never hit three home runs in a single game before Monday night. It might be harder to believe that Braun finally accomplished the feat at the extremely pitcher-friendly PETCO Park (334-401-396-400-322'):

Ryan Braun just became the first player to hit 3 HR in one game at PETCO Park. Kinda surprised, but not really. #Brewers #Spacious #Padres

— Paul Severino (@SeverinoMLB) May 1, 2012

In Braun's fourth at bat he only tripled to deep right center field, which very well could have been a fourth home run in many other ball parks. So in one night's work, Braun became the first player to hit three homers in one game at PETCO -- half as many homers as the Padres have hit in their own park this season -- and became only the sixth player all-time to homer three times and hit a triple in the same game, the first to do it since Fred Lynn did it in 1975.

You can re-live Braun's big night here.

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