Comments on: No Chance for the Cycle http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5875 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Paul Boisvert http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5875/comment-page-1#comment-18486 Wed, 12 May 2010 03:28:08 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5875#comment-18486 thanks, Tuna...Castro then got a walk for his next "on-base" event. I'm thinking this is very likely the only instance of hr, 3b, 2b, single, walk in that order for first 5 on-base events. Next one was also a walk, continuing the "non-increasing" pattern of value...but then got a couple singles today, so back to a random pattern. Small sample, but at 20, apparently likely to be a good hitter. But made 5th error in 5 games, THAT pattern will have to change at some point if he's gonna stay up in the majors!

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5875/comment-page-1#comment-18465 Wed, 12 May 2010 01:29:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5875#comment-18465 I'm not well versed with the Play Index and I'm not a subscriber, but I have found one player so far whose first four career hits were a single, double, triple and home run (with the single first and the triple last): José Moreno, Mets, 6/22/80.

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By: Paul Boisvert http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5875/comment-page-1#comment-18436 Tue, 11 May 2010 21:09:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5875#comment-18436 Starlin Castro for the Cubs just got his first 3 hits of his career as a hr, triple, and double, in that order, before getting his first single. Are any of these 3 feats a record: the 3 different kinds of extra base hits before getting the first single, the 4 different types of hits as the first 4 of his career, and the descending order of the hits: 4-bagger, then 3, then 2, then single.

Cubs fans are gaga, but of course the pattern above describes a player who is steadily getting WORSE... 🙂
Also, he made 4 errors in first 4 games at shortstop...
--Paul Boisvert

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5875/comment-page-1#comment-18328 Tue, 11 May 2010 09:46:08 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5875#comment-18328 I don't know why I overlooked that one,thanks Chipmaker.

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By: Chipmaker http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5875/comment-page-1#comment-18309 Tue, 11 May 2010 05:54:19 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5875#comment-18309 Rondell White got the cycle on 11-June-1995, picking up the triple (his sixth hit overall) in his seventh PA.

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5875/comment-page-1#comment-18202 Mon, 10 May 2010 18:13:47 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5875#comment-18202 In that 2003 game where Damon got three hits in the first inning, both of Florida's first two pitchers failed to retire a single batter. I wonder how often that has happened.

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By: Gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5875/comment-page-1#comment-18106 Mon, 10 May 2010 00:29:03 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5875#comment-18106 At http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Has_a_pitcher_ever_hit_for_the_cycle it says, "Jimmy Ryan, primarily the center fielder for the Cubs, hit for the cycle on July 28, 1888. He also pitched in that game, a 21 to 17 win over the Detroit Wolverines. He is the only player to hit for the cycle (single, double, triple, and home run) AND pitch (at all) in a major league game."

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By: Robert http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5875/comment-page-1#comment-18099 Sun, 09 May 2010 23:25:21 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5875#comment-18099 Double Diamond, the most recent I could find is Dustin Pedroia in 2008. A double in the eighth when he onl needed the single.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/TBA/TBA200807020.shtml

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By: redsock http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5875/comment-page-1#comment-18096 Sun, 09 May 2010 21:43:51 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5875#comment-18096 Johnny Damon singled, doubled, and tripled *in the first inning* on June 27, 2003.

No HR in his other 4 PAs: K, F8, single, single

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/BOS/BOS200306270.shtml

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By: DoubleDiamond http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5875/comment-page-1#comment-18090 Sun, 09 May 2010 20:16:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5875#comment-18090 Gregg Jeffries had a home run, triple, and single by the 6th inning on August 25, 1995, when he got word that his wife was on the way to a hospital to have a baby. He was due to hit that inning, so he took his turn before leaving and got the double that gave him the cycle. Then he left the game.

I wonder how many players who were a single short of a cycle got an obvious double or triple and legged it as far as that hit would take them and thus missed the cycle by a single. (The same would go for someone needing a double and legging out a second triple.)

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