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Aaron Hill hits for the cycle -- TWICE in less than 2 weeks.

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  • Aaron Hill hits for the cycle -- TWICE in less than 2 weeks.

    The last time this happened was 1931.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...s_mlb&c_id=mlb


    And we were complaining that no-nos and perfectos were becoming too frequent...
    "I can see how he won twenty-five games. What I don't understand is how he lost five." - Yogi Berra on Sandy Koufax's 1963 season.

  • #2
    That kid is on Fire!
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    • #3
      Originally posted by RaysFan_98 View Post
      That kid is on Fire!
      Must be the Arizona climate, he sure wasn't that on fire in Toronto (except for 2009).
      "I can see how he won twenty-five games. What I don't understand is how he lost five." - Yogi Berra on Sandy Koufax's 1963 season.

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      • #4
        Rare to say the least.Think of the thousands of players with long careers..............and they never even do this once in a career.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Tenorman View Post
          And we were complaining that no-nos and perfectos were becoming too frequent...
          I don't think many people care about hitting for the cycle as much as a no-hitter or a perfect game. Cycles are more of a statistical oddity than anything else.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by ian2813 View Post
            I don't think many people care about hitting for the cycle as much as a no-hitter or a perfect game. Cycles are more of a statistical oddity than anything else.
            Very true. Personally, I'd rather see a guy hit four HRs. However, it is still interesting nonetheless.

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            • #7
              not so sure

              can you picture a speed guy hitting home runs or a slow lumbering slugger legging out a triple?

              you need to have multiple skills and talents to do all of this and in one game

              that is what makes it rare

              Originally posted by ian2813 View Post
              I don't think many people care about hitting for the cycle as much as a no-hitter or a perfect game. Cycles are more of a statistical oddity than anything else.
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              • #8
                Easy to see why it's so rare, not that often with all those games that a player gets 4 hits in a game.
                First you have to get at least 4 hits to have a chance at the cylcle. Get 2 hits of the same type and your chance of hitting for the cycle is even more remote.
                Last edited by SHOELESSJOE3; 07-02-2012, 03:47 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SHOELESSJOE3 View Post
                  Easy to see why it's so rare, not that often with all those games that a player gets 4 hits in a game.
                  First you have to get at least 4 hits to have a chance at the cylcle. Get 2 hits of the same type and your chance of hitting for the cyle is even more remote.
                  I remember many years ago Ryne Sandberg had a single, a triple and a home run in a game. He didn't get the cycle, but somebody asked him if he was thinking about it in his last at-bat. He said "Let's put it this way: If I hit another triple, I was stopping at second".
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                  • #10
                    Quick glance, only one day June 30.

                    Games played 16, only 3 players with at least 4 hits, in all those games.
                    All three playing for the Indians, two with 4 hits one with 5 hits. Obviously some very poor pitching on the other side in that game, the 15 other games, no player with 4 hits.

                    Start out with two hits of the same type, singles, doubles, triples or two home runs, now you have to get 5 hits in that game to make the cycle.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 9RoyHobbsRF View Post
                      not so sure

                      can you picture a speed guy hitting home runs or a slow lumbering slugger legging out a triple?

                      you need to have multiple skills and talents to do all of this and in one game

                      that is what makes it rare
                      You should have seen how tired Jay Buhner looked after legging out the triple for his cycle!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 9RoyHobbsRF View Post
                        not so sure

                        can you picture a speed guy hitting home runs or a slow lumbering slugger legging out a triple?

                        you need to have multiple skills and talents to do all of this and in one game

                        that is what makes it rare
                        I remember Bengie Molina a couple years ago legging out his triple to complete the cycle against the Red Sox. 5 career triples in 12 seasons, and the one game that season he hit a triple, he also hit a single, double, and home run (Grand Slam no less).

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