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Today In Brewer History: Braun Shows Power And Speed

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There are certain combinations of skills that you don't frequently find among major league players. One of those combinations is power and speed: When you find a player with both tools, sometimes you've got something special.

Ryan Braun is one of those players, and on this day in 2007 he showed it. In the first inning of an interleague game against the Royals, Braun hit a solo home run to right center to give the Crew a 1-0 lead. After singling and being stranded in the third, he doubled in the fourth and stole third. He came to the plate in the sixth needing a triple for the cycle, but walked and stole second instead. He finished his day by singling again in the eighth. The Brewers won the game 11-6, and Braun finished with the following line:

4-for-4, HR, 2 SB, 2 R, 3 RBI

Braun was only the 11th Brewer in franchise history to have both a home run and two stolen bases in the same game, and no one has done it since:

Player Date Opponent
Ryan Braun 6/22/2007 Royals
Carlos Lee 6/18/2006 Indians
Scott Podsednik 6/1/2004 Dodgers
Eric Young 4/5/2003 Giants
Darrin Jackson 9/15/1997 White Sox
Pat Listach 8/7/1993 Blue Jays
Mike Felder 7/29/1990 White Sox
Robin Yount 5/15/1988 Indians
Paul Molitor 7/28/1987 Rangers
Robin Yount 6/13/1982 Tigers
Charlie Moore 10/1/1980 Angels
Cecil Cooper 5/16/1979 Angels
Paul Molitor 6/4/1978 Indians

With help from Brewerfan.net and the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to: