Bill Bruton accomplishes a rate feat on August 2, 1959. He was a triple hitting machine.
In both the first and the sixth inning of the nightcap of a twin bill at County Stadium, hits a three-run triple. The Milwaukee Braves center fielder’s pair of three-baggers with the bases loaded contributes to the team’s 11-5 victory over St. Louis.
In his twelve-year major league career, Bruton posted an overall .273 batting average with 94 home runs and 545 run batted in in 1,610 games. A line-drive hitter and a fleet-footed runner, Bruton led the National League in stolen bases for three consecutive seasons (1953 through 1955), twice in triples (1956 and 1960), and once in runs scored (1960). He led off a game with a home run twelve times.