Comments on: Anthony Rizzo and the fewest hits for a career cycle This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: John Autin Fri, 24 Jun 2011 04:22:33 +0000 Charles, I hope that you're compiling this all in a safe place for presentation at a future SABR convention!

By: Charles Fri, 24 Jun 2011 04:12:26 +0000 Eddie Pellagrini (5th hit a homer)
Lloyd Merriman
Starlin Castro (HR 3B 2B 1B)
Bill Russell (1st 2 games)

By: CHARLES Thu, 23 Jun 2011 23:05:44 +0000 Jose Moreno
Brandon Berger
Buster Maynard
Frank Welch
Johnny Allen

Greg Walker 8 hits 2 cycles (lead off 2nd year with a triple)
Gerald Williams 16 hits 3 cycles (3 HR's first season, 3 3B's second)

By: John Autin Thu, 23 Jun 2011 16:17:53 +0000 @30 -- Hard to believe that Todd Dunwoody gets mentioned 3 times in a week in these pages!

By: John Autin Thu, 23 Jun 2011 16:16:46 +0000 @30-31, Charles -- Excellent! Thank you very much.

Frank Ernaga, what an amazing story. All he did in his big-league debut was hit a HR and a triple -- against Warren Spahn, who would win the Cy Young Award that year! And in his 2nd start, a HR and a double against Juan Pizarro. His next hit was a triple, so his first 5 hit were all XBH.

By: Padres Take Series at Fenway, and I’m Not Even Kidding | Ducksnorts Thu, 23 Jun 2011 15:56:58 +0000 [...] Anthony Rizzo and the fewest hits for a career cycle (Baseball-Reference). Speaking of Rizzo… [...]

By: Charles Thu, 23 Jun 2011 11:16:00 +0000 Frank Ernaga first 8 hits 2 cycles

By: Charles Thu, 23 Jun 2011 10:42:00 +0000 Anthony Rizzo
Jerry Brooks
Curtis Pride
Claude Hendrix
JR Phillips (HR, 3B, 2B, 1B)
Carlos Perez
Ken Hubbs
Bill Hall (HR, 3B, 2B, 1B)
Todd Dunwoody

By: John Autin Wed, 22 Jun 2011 15:41:49 +0000 @28, Pete R. -- Good point about Dixie Howell. I don't know what the "record" is in that regard, but it's not him. Roberto Clemente died at 38 having played 18 seasons in the majors, over 47% of his lifespan.

By: Pete R Wed, 22 Jun 2011 12:27:15 +0000 Still another odd thing about Dixie Howell: his major league career (as measured from his debut to his last game) lasted 17.5 years; and he died aged 40. That means that his career was 43% of his lifetime: is this a record?