The Most Recent Cycle Hit For Each Team
Why doesn’t hitting for the Cycle get the same love as throwing a no hitter?
Seriously, hitting for the cycle is just about as uncommon as a no hitter. Only 305 cycles have been hit, as opposed to 287 no hitters.
Getting the perfect combination of a single, double, triple and homer requires skill, consistency and an obscene amount of luck.
Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds and Willie Mays never did it once.
Michael Cuddyer, Chris Speier and Brad Wilkerson did it twice.
There has never been a cycle hit in the post season, as opposed to a pair of October no-no’s (Don Larsen and Roy Halladay.)
The Marlins have never had a player hit for the cycle. Neither have the Padres, who also have never had a no hitter.
So while I carefully update the list of the most current no hitter for each franchise, I have neglected to do the same for players who hit for the cycle… until now.
The pic is of the last cycle, hit by Michael Cuddyer, who has done so in both leagues (along with Bob Watson and John Olerud.)
Some of the teams have waited a while for an update. Eric Davis’ cycle in 1989 remains the last time it happened for Cincinnati. The Expos (2003) have had one more recently than the Red Sox (1996.)
Here is the list, to be updated when the next cycle is hit!
FOR EACH FRANCHISE
NEW YORK YANKEES
August 2, 2009 vs Chicago White Sox
Last Cycles Hit For Teams in Old Locations
May 26, 1964 vs. Boston
NEW YORK GIANTS
July 11, 1954 vs. Pittsburgh
ST. LOUIS BROWNS
July 19, 1941 vs. Boston Red Sox
October 6, 1910 vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Maybe 2015 will be the first cycle for the Padres and Marlins!
Posted on April 13, 2015, in 'SullyMetrics' and tagged aaron hill, adrian beltre, alex ríos, baltimore orioles, Bill collins, Boston Doves, california angels, chicago cubs, colorado rockies, cristian guzman, cycle, Don Mueller, Elmer Valo, felix pie, george kottaras, Gil Hodges, Hitting for the Cycle, Jim King, John Valentin, los angeles angels, los angeles angels of anaheim, los angeles dodgers, mark ellis, mark grace, melky cabrera, michael cuddyer, Mike Trout, milwaukee brewers, minnesota twins, montreal expos, new york mets, new york yankees, oakland athletics, orlando hudson, pablo sandoval, Philadelphia Athletics, san francisco giants, scott hairston, Seattle Marienrs, texas rangers, vladimir guerrero, washington nationals. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.