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Eric Davis hit for the cycle in 1989

In baseball, a player hits for the cycle when he hits a single, a double, a triple, and a home run in the same game, though not necessarily in that order. Collecting the hits in that order is known as a natural cycle.

The feat is rare in Major League Baseball as it requires a game of no fewer than four hits, and the unusual combination of a home run, which requires a batter to hit for some power, and a triple, which requires a batter to have speed on the basepaths and a favorable fall of the ball. There are only two current major league teams that have not had a player hit for the cycle: the San Diego Padres and Florida Marlins. No player has ever hit for the cycle in a post-season game.

Contents

Chronological list of players who have hit for the cycle

Listed below are the 288[1]occurrences of players hitting for the cycle in Major League Baseball (players with multiple occurrences denoted in parentheses, natural cycles in bold):

Date Player Team
May 25, 1882 Curry Foley Buffalo
July 30, 1883 Lon Knight Philadelphia (AA)
September 12, 1883 John Reilly Cincinnati
September 19, 1883 John Reilly (2) Cincinnati
June 16, 1884 Jim O'Rourke Buffalo
June 12, 1885 Dave Orr New York (AA)
June 13, 1885 George Wood Detroit
June 16, 1885 Henry Larkin Philadelphia (AA)
September 28, 1885 Mox McQuery Detroit
May 24, 1886 Fred Dunlap St. Louis (NL)
August 8, 1886 Pete Browning Louisville
August 21, 1886 Jack Rowe Detroit
September 23, 1886 Chippy McGarr Philadelphia (AA)
April 30, 1887 Tip O'Neill St. Louis
May 2, 1887 Fred Carroll Pittsburgh
May 7, 1887 Tip O'Neill (2) St. Louis
August 10, 1887 Dave Orr (2) New York (AA)
August 26, 1887 Bid McPhee Cincinnati
May 15, 1888 Harry Stovey Philadelphia (AA)
June 13, 1888 Sam Barkley Kansas City
July 28, 1888 Jimmy Ryan Chicago
August 25, 1888 Mike Tiernan New York
June 7, 1889 Pete Browning (2) Louisville
August 8, 1889 Jack Glasscock Indianapolis
August 15, 1889 Larry Twitchell Cleveland
June 28, 1890 Mike Tiernan (2) New York
July 5, 1890 Bill Van Dyke Toledo
July 18, 1890 Jumbo Davis Brooklyn (AA)
July 21, 1890 Roger Connor New York (PL)
August 1, 1890 Oyster Burns Brooklyn (NL)
August 6, 1890 John Reilly (3) Cincinnati
August 12, 1890 Farmer Weaver Louisville
July 1, 1891 Jimmy Ryan (2) Chicago
September 12, 1891 Abner Dalrymple Milwaukee
April 24, 1894 Lave Cross Philadelphia
June 13, 1894 Bill Hassamaer Washington
August 17, 1894 Sam Thompson Philadelphia
September 28, 1894 Tom Parrott Cincinnati
August 16, 1895 Tommy Dowd St. Louis
September 30, 1895 Ed Cartwright Washington
May 9, 1896 Herman Long Boston
May 30, 1896 Bill Joyce Washington
July 10, 1901 Harry Davis Philadelphia (AL)
July 23, 1901 Fred Clarke Pittsburgh
July 30, 1901 Nap Lajoie Philadelphia (AL)
May 7, 1903 Fred Clarke (2) Pittsburgh
June 21, 1903 Buck Freeman Boston (AL)
July 29, 1903 Patsy Dougherty Boston (AL)
September 24, 1903 Bill Bradley Cleveland
June 20, 1904 Duff Cooley Boston (NL)
October 4, 1904 Sam Mertes New York (NL)
April 26, 1907 Johnny Bates Boston (NL)
October 2, 1908 Otis Clymer Washington
July 3, 1910 Chief Wilson Pittsburgh
August 25, 1910 Danny Murphy Philadelphia (AL)
October 6, 1910 Bill Collins Boston (NL)
June 9, 1912 Tris Speaker Boston (AL)
June 10, 1912 Chief Meyers New York (NL)
July 25, 1912 Bert Daniels New York (AL)
August 22, 1912 Honus Wagner Pittsburgh
July 5, 1915 Heinie Groh Cincinnati
June 13, 1918 Cliff Heathcote St. Louis (NL)
August 8, 1920 George Sisler St. Louis (AL)
September 17, 1920 Bobby Veach Detroit
George Burns New York (NL)
May 7, 1921 Bob Meusel New York (AL)
June 1, 1921 Dave Bancroft New York (NL)
August 13, 1921 George Sisler (2) St. Louis (AL)
August 30, 1921 Dave Robertson Pittsburgh
April 29, 1922 Ross Youngs New York (NL)
May 25, 1922 Jimmy Johnston Brooklyn
June 27, 1922 Ray Schalk Chicago (AL)
July 3, 1922 Bob Meusel (2) New York (AL)
July 7, 1923 Pie Traynor Pittsburgh
April 17, 1924 Baby Doll Jacobson St. Louis (AL)
August 28, 1924 Goose Goslin Washington
June 4, 1925 Kiki Cuyler Pittsburgh
June 20, 1925 Max Carey Pittsburgh
July 21, 1925 Roy Carlyle Boston (AL)
September 26, 1926 Bob Fothergill Detroit
July 15, 1927 Jim Bottomley St. Louis (NL)
August 5, 1927 Cy Williams Philadelphia (NL)
May 29, 1928 Bill Terry New York (NL)
July 26, 1928 Bob Meusel (3) New York (AL)
May 16, 1929 Mel Ott New York (NL)
May 23, 1929 Oscar Melillo St. Louis (AL)
September 2, 1929 Joe Cronin Washington
May 8, 1930 Freddie Lindstrom New York (NL)
June 23, 1930 Hack Wilson Chicago (NL)
August 21, 1930 Chick Hafey St. Louis (NL)
May 18, 1931 Babe Herman Brooklyn
July 1, 1931 Chuck Klein Philadelphia (NL)
July 24, 1931 Babe Herman (2) Brooklyn
June 3, 1932 Tony Lazzeri New York (AL)
July 22, 1932 Mickey Cochrane Philadelphia (AL)
May 5, 1933 Pepper Martin St. Louis (NL)
May 26, 1933 Chuck Klein (2) Philadelphia (NL)
June 24, 1933 Arky Vaughan Pittsburgh
August 2, 1933 Mickey Cochrane (2) Philadelphia (AL)
August 6, 1933 Pinky Higgins Philadelphia (AL)
August 14, 1933 Jimmie Foxx Philadelphia (AL)
August 17, 1933 Earl Averill Cleveland
September 30, 1933 Babe Herman (3) Chicago (NL)
June 10, 1934 Doc Cramer Philadelphia (AL)
June 25, 1934 Lou Gehrig New York (AL)
August 19, 1934 Moose Solters Boston (AL)
June 29, 1935 Joe Medwick St. Louis (NL)
May 24, 1936 Sam Leslie New York (NL)
April 20, 1937 Gee Walker Detroit
July 9, 1937 Joe DiMaggio New York (AL)
August 1, 1937 Lou Gehrig (2) New York (AL)
July 12, 1938 Odell Hale Cleveland
May 5, 1939 Sam Chapman Philadelphia (AL)
May 27, 1939 Charlie Gehringer Detroit
July 19, 1939 Arky Vaughan (2) Pittsburgh
June 8, 1940 Harry Craft Cincinnati
June 15, 1940 Harry Danning New York (NL)
July 13, 1940 Johnny Mize St. Louis (NL)
July 19, 1940 Buddy Rosar New York (AL)
August 2, 1940 Joe Cronin (2) Boston (AL)
September 8, 1940 Joe Gordon New York (AL)
July 19, 1941 George McQuinn St. Louis (AL)
July 3, 1943 Leon Culberson Boston (AL)
May 17, 1944 Bobby Doerr Boston (AL)
July 6, 1944 Bob Johnson Boston (AL)
September 2, 1944 Dixie Walker Brooklyn
July 15, 1945 Bob Elliott Pittsburgh
August 4, 1945 Bill Salkeld Pittsburgh
May 19, 1946 Mickey Vernon Washington
July 21, 1946 Ted Williams Boston (AL)
May 13, 1947 Bobby Doerr (2) Boston (AL)
September 14, 1947 Vic Wertz Detroit
May 20, 1948 Joe DiMaggio (2) New York (AL)
July 30, 1948 Wally Westlake Pittsburgh
August 29, 1948 Jackie Robinson Brooklyn
June 14, 1949 Wally Westlake (2) Pittsburgh
June 25, 1949 Gil Hodges Brooklyn
July 24, 1949 Stan Musial St. Louis (NL)
June 2, 1950 George Kell Detroit
June 25, 1950 Ralph Kiner Pittsburgh
June 28, 1950 Roy Smalley Chicago (NL)
August 2, 1950 Elmer Valo Philadelphia (AL)
September 7, 1950 Hoot Evers Detroit
June 4, 1951 Gus Bell Pittsburgh
June 4, 1952 Larry Doby Cleveland
July 11, 1954 Don Mueller New York (NL)
July 2, 1957 Lee Walls Chicago (NL)
July 23, 1957 Mickey Mantle New York (AL)
May 2, 1959 Frank Robinson Cincinnati
July 15, 1960 Brooks Robinson Baltimore
August 14, 1960 Bill White St. Louis
September 14, 1961 Ken Boyer St. Louis
July 13, 1962 Lou Clinton Boston
June 27, 1963 Johnny Callison Philadelphia
August 7, 1963 Jim Hickman New York (NL)
May 26, 1964 Jim King Washington
June 16, 1964 Ken Boyer (2) St. Louis
July 22, 1964 Willie Stargell Pittsburgh
July 28, 1964 Jim Fregosi Los Angeles (AL)
May 14, 1965 Carl Yastrzemski Boston
July 17, 1966 Billy Williams Chicago (NL)
August 11, 1966 Randy Hundley Chicago (NL)
May 20, 1968 Jim Fregosi (2) California
May 7, 1970 Wes Parker Los Angeles
May 20, 1970 Rod Carew Minnesota
July 2, 1970 Tony Horton Cleveland
July 6, 1970 Tommie Agee New York (NL)
July 8, 1970 Jim Ray Hart San Francisco
July 9, 1971 Freddie Patek Kansas City
April 16, 1972 Dave Kingman San Francisco
August 2, 1972 César Cedeño Houston
August 29, 1972 Bobby Murcer New York (AL)
September 19, 1972 César Tovar Minnesota
June 27, 1973 Joe Torre St. Louis
June 9, 1974 Richie Zisk Pittsburgh
May 27, 1975 Lou Brock St. Louis
April 22, 1976 Tim Foli Montréal
June 4, 1976 Larry Hisle Minnesota
June 25, 1976 Mike Phillips New York (NL)
July 24, 1976 Lyman Bostock Minnesota
August 9, 1976 César Cedeño (2) Houston
September 3, 1976 Mike Hegan Milwaukee
June 24, 1977 Bob Watson Houston
August 5, 1977 John Mayberry Kansas City
September 24, 1977 Jack Brohamer Chicago (AL)
April 22, 1978 Andre Thornton Cleveland
July 20, 1978 Chris Speier Montréal
July 27, 1978 Mike Cubbage Minnesota
May 28, 1979 George Brett Kansas City
August 10, 1979 Dan Ford California
September 15, 1979 Bob Watson (2) Boston
September 26, 1979 Frank White Kansas City
April 22, 1980 Ivan DeJesus Chicago (NL)
May 13, 1980 Fred Lynn Boston
June 12, 1980 Mike Easler Pittsburgh
September 18, 1980 Gary Ward Minnesota
October 1, 1980 Charlie Moore Milwaukee
August 3, 1982 Frank White (2) Kansas City
May 6, 1984 Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore
May 16, 1984 Carlton Fisk Chicago (AL)
June 23, 1984 Willie McGee St. Louis
June 28, 1984 Dwight Evans Boston
June 27, 1985 Jeffrey Leonard San Francisco
July 4, 1985 Keith Hernandez New York (NL)
July 23, 1985 Oddibe McDowell Texas
September 18, 1985 Rich Gedman Boston
May 16, 1986 Tony Phillips Oakland
August 1, 1986 Kirby Puckett Minnesota
April 29, 1987 Andre Dawson Chicago (NL)
May 4, 1987 Candy Maldonado San Francisco
August 16, 1987 Tim Raines Montréal
September 23, 1987 Albert Hall Atlanta
June 12, 1988 Robin Yount Milwaukee
July 9, 1988 Chris Speier (2) San Francisco
September 14, 1988 Mike Greenwell Boston
April 16, 1989 Kelly Gruber Toronto
June 2, 1989 Eric Davis Cincinnati
August 1, 1989 Kevin McReynolds New York (NL)
August 25, 1989 Gary Redus Pittsburgh
July 25, 1990 George Brett (2) Kansas City
April 22, 1991 Robby Thompson San Francisco
May 15, 1991 Paul Molitor Milwaukee
June 24, 1991 Dave Winfield California
September 15, 1991 Ray Lankford St. Louis
August 25, 1992 Andújar Cedeño Houston
May 9, 1993 Mark Grace Chicago (NL)
June 23, 1993 Jay Buhner Seattle
July 28, 1993 Travis Fryman Detroit
April 12, 1994 Scott Cooper Boston
June 11, 1995 Rondell White Montréal
August 25, 1995 Gregg Jefferies Philadelphia
September 3, 1995 Tony Fernández New York (AL)
May 18, 1996 John Mabry St. Louis
June 6, 1996 John Valentin Boston
July 3, 1996 Alex Ochoa New York (NL)
June 5, 1997 Alex Rodriguez Seattle
September 11, 1997 John Olerud New York (NL)
May 18, 1998 Mike Blowers Oakland
June 10, 1998 Dante Bichette Colorado
July 25, 1998 Neifi Perez Colorado
May 3, 1999 Jeff Kent San Francisco
June 19, 1999 Todd Helton Colorado
July 6, 1999 Chris Singleton Chicago (AL)
April 27, 2000 José Valentín Chicago (AL)
May 19, 2000 Jason Kendall Pittsburgh
June 18, 2000 Mike Lansing Colorado
June 21, 2000 Eric Chavez Oakland
July 5, 2000 Luis Gonzalez Arizona
June 8, 2001 Damion Easley Detroit
June 16, 2001 John Olerud (2) Seattle
July 18, 2001 Jeff Bagwell Houston
August 17, 2001 Jeff Frye Toronto
September 29, 2001 Miguel Tejada Oakland
April 8, 2002 Craig Biggio Houston
September 18, 2002 Greg Colbrunn Arizona
June 24, 2003 Brad Wilkerson Montréal
June 29, 2003 Eric Byrnes Oakland
August 14, 2003 Travis Hafner Cleveland
September 14, 2003 Vladimir Guerrero Montréal
April 27, 2004 Chad Moeller Milwaukee
May 26, 2004 Daryle Ward Pittsburgh
June 28, 2004 David Bell Philadelphia
July 29, 2004 Eric Valent New York (NL)
August 17, 2004 Mark Teixeira Texas
August 25, 2004 Jeff DaVanon Anaheim
April 6, 2005 Brad Wilkerson (2) Washington
April 27, 2005 Mark Grudzielanek St. Louis
August 15, 2005 Randy Winn San Francisco
June 21, 2006 José Reyes New York (NL)
July 28, 2006 Luke Scott Houston
August 1, 2006 Carlos Guillén Detroit
September 13, 2006 Gary Matthews, Jr. Texas
September 16, 2006 Chone Figgins Los Angeles (AL)
May 13, 2007 Fred Lewis San Francisco
June 4, 2007 Mark Ellis Oakland
June 29, 2007 Aubrey Huff Baltimore
May 7, 2008 Carlos Gómez Minnesota
August 14, 2008 Mark Kotsay Atlanta
August 28, 2008 Cristian Guzmán Washington
September 1, 2008 Stephen Drew Arizona
Adrián Beltré Seattle
April 13, 2009 Orlando Hudson Los Angeles (NL)
April 15, 2009 Ian Kinsler Texas
April 17, 2009 Jason Kubel Minnesota
May 22, 2009 Michael Cuddyer Minnesota
August 2, 2009 Melky Cabrera New York (AL)
August 10, 2009 Troy Tulowitzki Colorado
August 14, 2009 Felix Pie Baltimore
October 2, 2009 B.J. Upton Tampa Bay

Number of cycles by team

Team Players
Pittsburgh Pirates 23
New York/San Francisco Giants 22
Boston Red Sox 20
St. Louis Cardinals 19
Philadelphia/Kansas City/Oakland Athletics 17
New York Highlanders/Yankees 15
Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins 14
Chicago Cubs 11
Cincinnati Reds 10
Detroit Tigers 10
New York Mets 9
Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers 9
St. Louis Browns/Baltimore Orioles 9
Montréal Expos/Washington Nationals 8
Philadelphia Phillies 8
Cleveland Indians 7
Houston Astros 7
California/Anaheim/Los Angeles Angels 6
Kansas City Royals 6
Boston/Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves 6
Chicago White Sox 5
Seattle Pilots/Milwaukee Brewers 5
Washington Senators/Texas Rangers 5
Colorado Rockies 5
Philadelphia Athletics (AA) 4
Seattle Mariners 4
Louisville Colonels 3
Detroit Wolverines 3
Washington Senators (19th century) 3
Arizona Diamondbacks 3
Buffalo Bisons 2
New York Metropolitans 2
St. Louis Maroons/Indianapolis Hoosiers 2
Toronto Blue Jays 2
Brooklyn Gladiators 1
Cleveland Spiders 1
Kansas City Cowboys 1
Milwaukee Brewers (American Association) 1
New York Giants (Players League) 1
Tampa Bay Rays 1

Players that have hit for two or more cycles

Player Team(s) Number
Babe Herman Brooklyn (2), Chicago (NL) 3
Bob Meusel New York (AL) 3
John Reilly Cincinnati 3
Ken Boyer St. Louis (NL) 2
George Brett Kansas City (AL) 2
Pete Browning Louisville 2
César Cedeño Houston 2
Fred Clarke Pittsburgh 2
Mickey Cochrane Philadelphia (AL) 2
Joe DiMaggio New York (AL) 2
Bobby Doerr Boston (AL) 2
Jim Fregosi Los Angeles/California (AL) 2
Lou Gehrig New York (AL) 2
Chuck Klein Philadelphia (NL) 2
Tip O'Neill St. Louis (NL) 2
John Olerud New York (NL), Seattle 2
Dave Orr New York (AA) 2
Jimmy Ryan Chicago (NL) 2
George Sisler St. Louis (AL) 2
Chris Speier Montreal, San Francisco 2
Mike Tiernan New York 2
Arky Vaughan Pittsburgh 2
Bob Watson Houston, Boston (AL) 2
Wally Westlake Pittsburgh 2
Frank White Kansas City (AL) 2
Brad Wilkerson Montreal, Washington (NL) 2

Statistics

  • There have been 14 natural cycles in the major leagues; seven in each of the two modern leagues (NL and AL).
  • There have been seven cycles in which the home run was a grand slam. This happened six times in the American League and once in the National League, most recently by Jason Kubel.
  • On June 3, 1932, Tony Lazzeri became the only player in major league history to accomplish both feats listed above: hitting a natural cycle and ending it with a grand slam. This is often overlooked because Lazzeri did it in the same game that teammate Lou Gehrig hit four home runs.
  • Only once since 1957 has a player had the minimum of 4 plate appearances and hit for the natural cycle: Brad Wilkerson on 6/24/2003 for the Expos versus the Pirates.
  • Nap Lajoie, Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, and Chuck Klein all hit for the cycle in the same season that they won the Triple Crown.
  • Gary Ward (1980) and Daryle Ward (2004) became the first father/son combo to hit for the cycle.
  • Gus Bell (1951) and David Bell (2004) became the first grandfather/grandson combo to hit for the cycle.
  • Since 1956, three "reverse natural" cycles have been accomplished, i.e., the home run was followed by the triple, then the double, and finally the single: Jim Fregosi (1968), Luke Scott (2006), and Carlos Gomez (2008). The home run of Scott's cycle was also the first of his Major League career.
  • John Olerud and Bob Watson are the only players to hit for the cycle in both leagues.
  • On August 29, 1948, Jackie Robinson became the first African American player to hit for the cycle in the major leagues.
  • On September 1, 2008, Stephen Drew of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Adrián Beltré of the Seattle Mariners each hit for the cycle, marking the second time in major league history that two players accomplished the feat on the same day (Bobby Veach of the Detroit Tigers and George Burns of the New York Giants on September 17, 1920).
  • John Valentin and Troy Tulowitzki are the only players both to hit for the cycle and perform an unassisted triple play during their careers.
  • The 1933 season and the 2009 season each featured eight cycles, the most hit in a single season.
  • On April 15, 2009; Ian Kinsler hit for the cycle and had 6 hits in the same game, becoming the first MLB player to do so since William Farmer Weaver on August 12, 1890. [1]

References

  1. ^ http://www.retrosheet.org/cycles_chron.htm "Cycles Chronologically"

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hit for the cycle in 1989]]

In baseball, a player hits for the cycle when he hits a single, a double, a triple, and a home run in the same game, though not necessarily in that order. Collecting the hits in that order is known as a natural cycle.

The feat is rare in Major League Baseball as it requires a game of no fewer than four hits, and the unusual combination of a home run, which requires a batter to hit for some power, and a triple, which requires a batter to have speed on the basepaths and a favorable fall of the ball. There are only two current major league teams that have not had a player hit for the cycle: the San Diego Padres and Florida Marlins. No player has ever hit for the cycle in a post-season game.

The rarity of hitting for the cycle is reflected in the fact that of the ten players who have had 3,000 career hits and 300 career home runs, only four have ever hit for the cycle. Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Eddie Murray, Dave Winfield, Rafael Palmeiro, and Al Kaline never did.

Contents

Chronological list of players who have hit for the cycle

Listed below are the 291[1]occurrences of players hitting for the cycle in Major League Baseball (players with multiple occurrences denoted in parentheses, natural cycles in bold):

Date Player Team
May 25, 1882 Curry Foley Buffalo
July 30, 1883 Lon Knight Philadelphia (AA)
September 12, 1883 John Reilly Cincinnati
September 19, 1883 John Reilly (2) Cincinnati
June 16, 1884 Jim O'Rourke Buffalo
June 12, 1885 Dave Orr New York (AA)
June 13, 1885 George Wood Detroit
June 16, 1885 Henry Larkin Philadelphia (AA)
September 28, 1885 Mox McQuery Detroit
May 24, 1886 Fred Dunlap St. Louis (NL)
August 8, 1886 Pete Browning Louisville
August 21, 1886 Jack Rowe Detroit
September 23, 1886 Chippy McGarr Philadelphia (AA)
April 30, 1887 Tip O'Neill St. Louis
May 2, 1887 Fred Carroll Pittsburgh
May 7, 1887 Tip O'Neill (2) St. Louis
August 10, 1887 Dave Orr (2) New York (AA)
August 26, 1887 Bid McPhee Cincinnati
May 15, 1888 Harry Stovey Philadelphia (AA)
June 13, 1888 Sam Barkley Kansas City
July 28, 1888 Jimmy Ryan Chicago
August 25, 1888 Mike Tiernan New York
June 7, 1889 Pete Browning (2) Louisville
August 8, 1889 Jack Glasscock Indianapolis
August 15, 1889 Larry Twitchell Cleveland
June 28, 1890 Mike Tiernan (2) New York
July 5, 1890 Bill Van Dyke Toledo
July 18, 1890 Jumbo Davis Brooklyn (AA)
July 21, 1890 Roger Connor New York (PL)
August 1, 1890 Oyster Burns Brooklyn (NL)
August 6, 1890 John Reilly (3) Cincinnati
August 12, 1890 Farmer Weaver Louisville
July 1, 1891 Jimmy Ryan (2) Chicago
September 12, 1891 Abner Dalrymple Milwaukee
April 24, 1894 Lave Cross Philadelphia
June 13, 1894 Bill Hassamaer Washington
August 17, 1894 Sam Thompson Philadelphia
September 28, 1894 Tom Parrott Cincinnati
August 16, 1895 Tommy Dowd St. Louis
September 30, 1895 Ed Cartwright Washington
May 9, 1896 Herman Long Boston
May 30, 1896 Bill Joyce Washington
July 10, 1901 Harry Davis Philadelphia (AL)
July 23, 1901 Fred Clarke Pittsburgh
July 30, 1901 Nap Lajoie Philadelphia (AL)
May 7, 1903 Fred Clarke (2) Pittsburgh
June 21, 1903 Buck Freeman Boston (AL)
July 29, 1903 Patsy Dougherty Boston (AL)
September 24, 1903 Bill Bradley Cleveland
June 20, 1904 Duff Cooley Boston (NL)
October 4, 1904 Sam Mertes New York (NL)
April 26, 1907 Johnny Bates Boston (NL)
October 2, 1908 Otis Clymer Washington
July 3, 1910 Chief Wilson Pittsburgh
August 25, 1910 Danny Murphy Philadelphia (AL)
October 6, 1910 Bill Collins Boston (NL)
June 9, 1912 Tris Speaker Boston (AL)
June 10, 1912 Chief Meyers New York (NL)
July 25, 1912 Bert Daniels New York (AL)
August 22, 1912 Honus Wagner Pittsburgh
July 5, 1915 Heinie Groh Cincinnati
June 13, 1918 Cliff Heathcote St. Louis (NL)
August 8, 1920 George Sisler St. Louis (AL)
September 17, 1920 Bobby Veach Detroit
September 17, 1920 George Burns New York (NL)
May 7, 1921 Bob Meusel New York (AL)
June 1, 1921 Dave Bancroft New York (NL)
August 13, 1921 George Sisler (2) St. Louis (AL)
August 30, 1921 Dave Robertson Pittsburgh
April 29, 1922 Ross Youngs New York (NL)
May 25, 1922 Jimmy Johnston Brooklyn
June 27, 1922 Ray Schalk Chicago (AL)
July 3, 1922 Bob Meusel (2) New York (AL)
July 7, 1923 Pie Traynor Pittsburgh
April 17, 1924 Baby Doll Jacobson St. Louis (AL)
August 28, 1924 Goose Goslin Washington
June 4, 1925 Kiki Cuyler Pittsburgh
June 20, 1925 Max Carey Pittsburgh
July 21, 1925 Roy Carlyle Boston (AL)
September 26, 1926 Bob Fothergill Detroit
July 15, 1927 Jim Bottomley St. Louis (NL)
August 5, 1927 Cy Williams Philadelphia (NL)
May 29, 1928 Bill Terry New York (NL)
July 26, 1928 Bob Meusel (3) New York (AL)
May 16, 1929 Mel Ott New York (NL)
May 23, 1929 Oscar Melillo St. Louis (AL)
September 2, 1929 Joe Cronin Washington
May 8, 1930 Freddie Lindstrom New York (NL)
June 23, 1930 Hack Wilson Chicago (NL)
August 21, 1930 Chick Hafey St. Louis (NL)
May 18, 1931 Babe Herman Brooklyn
July 1, 1931 Chuck Klein Philadelphia (NL)
July 24, 1931 Babe Herman (2) Brooklyn
June 3, 1932 Tony Lazzeri New York (AL)
July 22, 1932 Mickey Cochrane Philadelphia (AL)
May 5, 1933 Pepper Martin St. Louis (NL)
May 26, 1933 Chuck Klein (2) Philadelphia (NL)
June 24, 1933 Arky Vaughan Pittsburgh
August 2, 1933 Mickey Cochrane (2) Philadelphia (AL)
August 6, 1933 Pinky Higgins Philadelphia (AL)
August 14, 1933 Jimmie Foxx Philadelphia (AL)
August 17, 1933 Earl Averill Cleveland
September 30, 1933 Babe Herman (3) Chicago (NL)
June 10, 1934 Doc Cramer Philadelphia (AL)
June 25, 1934 Lou Gehrig New York (AL)
August 19, 1934 Moose Solters Boston (AL)
June 29, 1935 Joe Medwick St. Louis (NL)
May 24, 1936 Sam Leslie New York (NL)
April 20, 1937 Gee Walker Detroit
July 9, 1937 Joe DiMaggio New York (AL)
August 1, 1937 Lou Gehrig (2) New York (AL)
July 12, 1938 Odell Hale Cleveland
May 5, 1939 Sam Chapman Philadelphia (AL)
May 27, 1939 Charlie Gehringer Detroit
July 19, 1939 Arky Vaughan (2) Pittsburgh
June 8, 1940 Harry Craft Cincinnati
June 15, 1940 Harry Danning New York (NL)
July 13, 1940 Johnny Mize St. Louis (NL)
July 19, 1940 Buddy Rosar New York (AL)
August 2, 1940 Joe Cronin (2) Boston (AL)
September 8, 1940 Joe Gordon New York (AL)
July 19, 1941 George McQuinn St. Louis (AL)
July 3, 1943 Leon Culberson Boston (AL)
May 17, 1944 Bobby Doerr Boston (AL)
July 6, 1944 Bob Johnson Boston (AL)
September 2, 1944 Dixie Walker Brooklyn
July 15, 1945 Bob Elliott Pittsburgh
August 4, 1945 Bill Salkeld Pittsburgh
May 19, 1946 Mickey Vernon Washington
July 21, 1946 Ted Williams Boston (AL)
May 13, 1947 Bobby Doerr (2) Boston (AL)
September 14, 1947 Vic Wertz Detroit
May 20, 1948 Joe DiMaggio (2) New York (AL)
July 30, 1948 Wally Westlake Pittsburgh
August 29, 1948 Jackie Robinson Brooklyn
June 14, 1949 Wally Westlake (2) Pittsburgh
June 25, 1949 Gil Hodges Brooklyn
July 24, 1949 Stan Musial St. Louis (NL)
June 2, 1950 George Kell Detroit
June 25, 1950 Ralph Kiner Pittsburgh
June 28, 1950 Roy Smalley Chicago (NL)
August 2, 1950 Elmer Valo Philadelphia (AL)
September 7, 1950 Hoot Evers Detroit
June 4, 1951 Gus Bell Pittsburgh
June 4, 1952 Larry Doby Cleveland
July 11,
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July 23, 1957Mickey MantleNew York (AL)
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July 15,
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August 14, 1960Bill WhiteSt. Louis
September 14,
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July 13,
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August 7, 1963Jim HickmanNew York (NL)
May 26,
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June 16, 1964Ken Boyer (2)St. Louis
July 22, 1964Willie StargellPittsburgh
July 28, 1964Jim FregosiLos Angeles (AL)
May 14,
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July 17,
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August 11, 1966Randy HundleyChicago (NL)
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May 20, 1970Rod CarewMinnesota
July 2, 1970Tony HortonCleveland
July 6, 1970Tommie AgeeNew York (NL)
July 8, 1970Jim Ray HartSan Francisco
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August 2, 1972César CedeñoHouston
August 29, 1972Bobby MurcerNew York (AL)
September 19, 1972César TovarMinnesota
June 27,
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June 4, 1976Larry HisleMinnesota
June 25, 1976Mike PhillipsNew York (NL)
July 24, 1976Lyman BostockMinnesota
August 9, 1976César Cedeño (2)Houston
September 3, 1976Mike HeganMilwaukee
June 24,
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August 5, 1977John MayberryKansas City
September 24, 1977Jack BrohamerChicago (AL)
April 22,
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July 20, 1978Chris SpeierMontréal
July 27, 1978Mike CubbageMinnesota
May 28,
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August 10, 1979Dan FordCalifornia
September 15, 1979Bob Watson (2)Boston
September 26, 1979Frank WhiteKansas City
April 22,
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May 13, 1980Fred LynnBoston
June 12, 1980Mike EaslerPittsburgh
September 18, 1980Gary WardMinnesota
October 1, 1980Charlie MooreMilwaukee
August 3,
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May 6,
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May 16, 1984Carlton FiskChicago (AL)
June 23, 1984Willie McGeeSt. Louis
June 28, 1984Dwight EvansBoston
June 27,
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July 4, 1985Keith HernandezNew York (NL)
July 23, 1985Oddibe McDowellTexas
September 18, 1985Rich GedmanBoston
May 16,
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August 1, 1986Kirby PuckettMinnesota
April 29,
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May 4, 1987Candy MaldonadoSan Francisco
August 16, 1987Tim RainesMontréal
September 23, 1987Albert HallAtlanta
June 12,
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July 9, 1988Chris Speier (2)San Francisco
September 14, 1988Mike GreenwellBoston
April 16,
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June 2, 1989Eric DavisCincinnati
August 1, 1989Kevin McReynoldsNew York (NL)
August 25, 1989Gary RedusPittsburgh
July 25,
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April 22,
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May 15, 1991Paul MolitorMilwaukee
June 24, 1991Dave WinfieldCalifornia
September 15, 1991Ray LankfordSt. Louis
August 25,
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May 9,
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June 23, 1993Jay BuhnerSeattle
July 28, 1993Travis FrymanDetroit
April 12,
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June 11,
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August 25, 1995Gregg JefferiesPhiladelphia
September 3, 1995Tony FernándezNew York (AL)
May 18,
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June 6, 1996John ValentinBoston
July 3, 1996Alex OchoaNew York (NL)
June 5,
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September 11, 1997John OlerudNew York (NL)
May 18,
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June 10, 1998Dante BichetteColorado
July 25, 1998Neifi PerezColorado
May 3,
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June 19, 1999Todd HeltonColorado
July 6, 1999Chris SingletonChicago (AL)
April 27,
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May 19, 2000Jason KendallPittsburgh
June 18, 2000Mike LansingColorado
June 21, 2000Eric ChavezOakland
July 5, 2000Luis GonzalezArizona
June 8,
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June 16, 2001John Olerud (2)Seattle
July 18, 2001Jeff BagwellHouston
August 17, 2001Jeff FryeToronto
September 29, 2001Miguel TejadaOakland
April 8,
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September 18, 2002Greg ColbrunnArizona
June 24,
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June 29, 2003Eric ByrnesOakland
August 14, 2003Travis HafnerCleveland
September 14, 2003Vladimir GuerreroMontréal
April 27,
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May 26, 2004Daryle WardPittsburgh
June 28, 2004David BellPhiladelphia
July 29, 2004Eric ValentNew York (NL)
August 17, 2004Mark TeixeiraTexas
August 25, 2004Jeff DaVanonAnaheim
April 6,
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April 27, 2005Mark GrudzielanekSt. Louis
August 15, 2005Randy WinnSan Francisco
June 21,
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July 28, 2006Luke ScottHouston
August 1, 2006Carlos GuillénDetroit
September 13, 2006Gary Matthews, Jr.Texas
September 16, 2006Chone FigginsLos Angeles (AL)
May 13,
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June 4, 2007Mark EllisOakland
June 29, 2007Aubrey HuffBaltimore
May 7,
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August 14, 2008Mark KotsayAtlanta
August 28, 2008Cristian GuzmánWashington
September 1, 2008Stephen DrewArizona
September 1, 2008Adrián BeltréSeattle
April 13,
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April 15, 2009Ian KinslerTexas
April 17, 2009Jason KubelMinnesota
May 22, 2009Michael CuddyerMinnesota
August 2, 2009Melky CabreraNew York (AL)
August 10, 2009Troy TulowitzkiColorado
August 14, 2009Felix PieBaltimore
October 2, 2009B. J. UptonTampa Bay
May 8, 2010Jody GerutMilwaukee
July 16, 2010Bengie MolinaTexas
July 23, 2010Kelly JohnsonArizona
July 31, 2010Carlos GonzalezColorado

Number of cycles by team

Team Players
Pittsburgh Pirates23
New York/San Francisco Giants22
Boston Red Sox20
St. Louis Cardinals19
Philadelphia/Kansas City/Oakland Athletics17
New York Highlanders/Yankees15
Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins14
Chicago Cubs11
Cincinnati Reds10
Detroit Tigers10
New York Mets9
Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers9
St. Louis Browns/Baltimore Orioles9
Montréal Expos/Washington Nationals8
Philadelphia Phillies8
Cleveland Indians7
Houston Astros7
Colorado Rockies6
California/Anaheim/Los Angeles Angels6
Kansas City Royals6
Boston/Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves6
Seattle Pilots/Milwaukee Brewers6
Chicago White Sox5
Washington Senators/Texas Rangers5
Arizona Diamondbacks4
Philadelphia Athletics (AA)4
Seattle Mariners4
Louisville Colonels3
Detroit Wolverines3
Washington Senators (19th century)3
Buffalo Bisons2
New York Metropolitans2
St. Louis Maroons/Indianapolis Hoosiers2
Toronto Blue Jays2
Brooklyn Gladiators1
Cleveland Spiders1
Kansas City Cowboys1
Milwaukee Brewers (American Association)1
New York Giants (Players League)1
Tampa Bay Rays1

Players that have hit for two or more cycles

Player Team(s) Number
Babe Herman Brooklyn (2), Chicago (NL) 3
Bob Meusel New York (AL) 3
John Reilly Cincinnati 3
Ken Boyer St. Louis (NL) 2
George Brett Kansas City (AL) 2
Pete Browning Louisville 2
César Cedeño Houston 2
Fred Clarke Pittsburgh 2
Mickey Cochrane Philadelphia (AL) 2
Joe DiMaggio New York (AL) 2
Bobby Doerr Boston (AL) 2
Jim Fregosi Los Angeles/California (AL) 2
Lou Gehrig New York (AL) 2
Chuck Klein Philadelphia (NL) 2
Tip O'Neill St. Louis (NL) 2
John Olerud New York (NL), Seattle 2
Dave Orr New York (AA) 2
Jimmy Ryan Chicago (NL) 2
George Sisler St. Louis (AL) 2
Chris Speier Montreal, San Francisco 2
Mike Tiernan New York 2
Arky Vaughan Pittsburgh 2
Bob Watson Houston, Boston (AL) 2
Wally Westlake Pittsburgh 2
Frank White Kansas City (AL) 2
Brad Wilkerson Montreal, Washington (NL) 2

Statistics

  • There have been 14 natural cycles in the major leagues; seven in each of the two modern leagues (NL and AL).
  • There have been eight cycles in which the home run was a grand slam. This happened seven times in the American League (most recently by Bengie Molina) and once in the National League.
  • On June 3,
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  • Only once since
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  • Nap Lajoie, Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, and Chuck Klein all hit for the cycle in the same season that they won the Triple Crown.
  • Gary Ward (1980) and Daryle Ward (2004) became the first father/son combo to hit for the cycle.
  • Gus Bell (1951) and David Bell (2004) became the first grandfather/grandson combo to hit for the cycle.
  • Since 1956, three "reverse natural" cycles have been accomplished, i.e., the home run was followed by the triple, then the double, and finally the single: Jim Fregosi (1968), Luke Scott (2006), and Carlos Gomez (2008). The home run of Scott's cycle was also the first of his Major League career.
  • John Olerud and Bob Watson are the only players to hit for the cycle in both leagues.
  • On August 29, 1948, Jackie Robinson became the first African American player to hit for the cycle in the major leagues.
  • On September 1, 2008, Stephen Drew of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Adrián Beltré of the Seattle Mariners each hit for the cycle, marking the second time in major league history that two players accomplished the feat on the same day (Bobby Veach of the Detroit Tigers and George Burns of the New York Giants on September 17, 1920).
  • John Valentin and Troy Tulowitzki are the only players both to hit for the cycle and perform an unassisted triple play during their careers.
  • The 1933 season and the 2009 season each featured eight cycles, for the most hit in a single season.
  • On April 15, 2009; Ian Kinsler hit for the cycle and had six hits in the same game, becoming the first MLB player to do so since William Farmer Weaver on August 12, 1890.[2]
  • On June 18, 2000 in a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Mike Lansing of the Colorado Rockies hit for the cycle in just four innings.
  • On July 16, 2010, Bengie Molina became the first catcher in MLB history to hit for the cycle and hit a grand slam in the same game. The feat was extremely unexpected because Molina has been referred to as "the slowest player in baseball" and it was only the sixth time he hit a triple in his career.
  • Five players in MLB history have completed a cycle with a walk-off home run: Ken Boyer (
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References

  1. ^ http://www.retrosheet.org/cycles_chron.htm "Cycles Chronologically"
  2. ^ http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090415&content_id=4289562&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb
  3. ^ Retrosheet box score – St. Louis Cardinals 6, Chicago Cubs 5 (2), game played on September 14, 1961 at Busch Stadium
  4. ^ Retrosheet box score – Minnesota Twins 5, Texas Rangers 3 game played on September 19, 1972 at Metropolitan Stadium
  5. ^ Retrosheet box score – Kansas City Royals 5, Baltimore Orioles 4, game played on May 28, 1979 at Royals Stadium
  6. ^ Retrosheet box score – Boston Red Sox 9, Seattle Mariners 6, game played on June 28, 1984 at Fenway Park
  7. ^ Espn box score – Colorado Rockies 6, Chicago Cubs 5, game played on July 31, 2010 at Coors Field

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