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Dustin Pedroia / missing the cycle by a single

Posted by Andy on July 3, 2008

Last night, Dustin Pedroia smacked 2 doubles, a triple, and a homer but missed hitting for the cycle by a single. How rare is it? Well believe it or not, Pedroia is already the 3rd guy to do it this year:

  Cnt Player            Date          Tm   Opp GmReslt PA AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF ROE GDP SB CS BOr Positions
+----+-----------------+-------------+---+----+-------+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+---+--+---+--+--+---+---+--+--+---+---------+
    1 Dustin Pedroia    2008-07-02    BOS @TBR L  6-7   5  5  3  4  2  1  1   2  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 2nd 2B        
    2 Adrian Gonzalez   2008-04-22    SDP @HOU L  7-11  4  4  2  3  1  1  1   3  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 3rd 1B        
    3 Eric Hinske       2008-04-22    TBR  TOR W  6-4   4  4  3  3  1  1  1   2  0   0  1   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 6th 1B        

It happened 11 times in 2007 and 10 times in 2006. Prior to the offensive explosion in 1993, it happened roughly 5 times a year on average. See here for the full list.

Since 1956, the most times any one player has done it is 3:

                   Games Link to Individual Games
 -----------------+-----+------------------------- 
 Manny Trillo          3 Ind. Games                
 Frank Robinson        3 Ind. Games                
 Gregg Jefferies       3 Ind. Games                
 Brian Giles           3 Ind. Games                
 Ellis Burks           3 Ind. Games                
 Hank Aaron            3 Ind. Games                    

Actually that's a pretty good collection of players. Two HOFers and every other guy with at least two All-Star appearances.

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One Response to “Dustin Pedroia / missing the cycle by a single”

  1. A bit more interesting to also restrict it to 4 hits or more, like Pedroia did. That seems to reduce the list by more than 90%.