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Aug
09

Tulo Adds the Cycle to His Resume


rockies15In 1933 Major League Baseball saw 8 cycles happen. This season there have already been 6 which anecdotally seems like the most in recent years. It turns out though that 2000, 2001, 2006 each saw 5 cycles happen and 2004 had 6 cycles in a season, so this year, in fact,  isn’t that abnormal. It sure FEELS like there are a lot more cycles this year though with Troy Tulowitzki pulling off the feat last night thanks to a VERY generous decision from the hometown Coors Field scorer. Thus making 2009 the 4th season to feature 6 cycles in a year.

After rocketing a line drive down the third-base line, Alfonso Soriano booted fielding the ball initially, combine that with an AWFUL relay that ended up skipping past third and going to home instead, Tulo chugged into third, awarded with a “hit.”

The coolest thing about his cycle is that Tulo is now the second player in MLB history to have an unassisted triple play and a cycle, joining former Red Sox player John Valentin in the exclusive club. Not too shabby for a player in just his 3rd season. Methinks we’ll see a lot more record book performances out of young master Tulowitzki before he finally hangs ’em up.


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