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(Major League Baseball)   I see your Chris Davis and raise you with Adrian Beltre becoming only the 2nd player in history to hit for a cycle for and against the same team   (mlb.mlb.com) divider line 21
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2012-08-25 01:08:26 PM
No video highlights?
 
2012-08-25 01:15:58 PM
A's and Mariners fans are not amused.
 
2012-08-25 01:22:38 PM
Ah, the cycle. The best of all the utterly pointless baseball stats and benchmarks.

"Hey, did you see Joe Shlabotnik's game last night? 4 for 5, with two homers, a double, and a triple!"
"I know, I can't believe that asshole swung for the fences when all he needed was a single for the cycle!"
 
2012-08-25 01:24:48 PM

semiotix: Ah, the cycle. The best of all the utterly pointless baseball stats and benchmarks.

"Hey, did you see Joe Shlabotnik's game last night? 4 for 5, with two homers, a double, and a triple!"
"I know, I can't believe that asshole swung for the fences when all he needed was a single for the cycle!"


Go watch divin, I mean 'Futbol'.
 
2012-08-25 01:37:12 PM
When he was with the Padres, did AGon ever hit for the cycle against the Dodgers?
 
2012-08-25 01:37:19 PM
Beltre is the second player to hit for the cycle and have a 3 HR game in the same season, and Chris Davis is the first position player to record a win pitching in the same season as having a 3 HR game, and the second accomplishment for both happened on the same day. Quite a day for baseball.
 
2012-08-25 01:40:10 PM
Where do they come up with these numbers. I mean, really, is there some kind of genetic algorithm that takes a game's worth of stats and checks it against every historical database ever? It's like when they bring up a guy's numbers as a lefty against lefties in the rain during October at 40% humidity or higher. What?

// pretty farking random
 
2012-08-25 01:40:38 PM
Tre Tre's been on frigging fire. Good on Crash Davis. I liked him a lot when he was here in Texas even tho he was a strikeout machine.
 
2012-08-25 01:43:36 PM
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2012-08-25 01:44:56 PM

06Wahoo: Chris Davis is the first position player to record a win pitching in the same season as having a 3 HR game


The funny thing is that in that game he won, he was 0-for-8 with five strikeouts. And the DH. I know DHs occasionally take the field in the late innings, but I wonder if they've ever come into pitch before?
 
2012-08-25 01:54:11 PM

RsquaredW: It's like when they bring up a guy's numbers as a lefty against lefties in the rain during October at 40% humidity or higher. What?


I assume you're talking about Mark Kotsay. Only batting about .260, but you do NOT want to face that guy in a late-season drizzle.

My favorite part about those stats is when the Joe Bucks and Tim McCarvers of the world try to make it sound like they just happened to know this stuff from personal observation. "Thinking back, Joe, it seems to me that Will Middlebrooks is only 9 for his last 58 while facing a knuckleballer with a native Puerto Rican in scoring position." "Well, yes, obviously."
 
2012-08-25 02:15:03 PM
No string bets, Subby!
 
2012-08-25 02:54:27 PM

semiotix: Ah, the cycle. The best of all the utterly pointless baseball stats and benchmarks.

"Hey, did you see Joe Shlabotnik's game last night? 4 for 5, with two homers, a double, and a triple!"
"I know, I can't believe that asshole swung for the fences when all he needed was a single for the cycle!"


It is kindof a silly stat (like "x pitcher got a strikeout, groundout, and flyout in the same inning!" or "x football player ran, passed, caught, and returned a punt for touchdowns!") but still a cool accomplishment.

/but unlike a no-hitter, 4 home run-game, etc. players don't really try to hit the cycle it just happens
 
2012-08-25 02:54:41 PM
So, who was the first to do this?
 
2012-08-25 02:59:57 PM

AliceBToklasLives: semiotix: Ah, the cycle. The best of all the utterly pointless baseball stats and benchmarks.

"Hey, did you see Joe Shlabotnik's game last night? 4 for 5, with two homers, a double, and a triple!"
"I know, I can't believe that asshole swung for the fences when all he needed was a single for the cycle!"

It is kindof a silly stat (like "x pitcher got a strikeout, groundout, and flyout in the same inning!" or "x football player ran, passed, caught, and returned a punt for touchdowns!") but still a cool accomplishment.

/but unlike a no-hitter, 4 home run-game, etc. players don't really try to hit the cycle it just happens


Bengie Molina would like to have a word with you.
 
2012-08-25 03:01:44 PM
Should have done my own Googling here... Apparently it was Joe Cronin back in 1940.

Also, slight correction to 06Wahoo above, Beltre and DiMaggio are the only two to have three homers and hit for the cycle in the same week. There have been others that have done it in a season.
 
2012-08-25 03:03:31 PM

Treygreen13: AliceBToklasLives: semiotix: Ah, the cycle. The best of all the utterly pointless baseball stats and benchmarks.

"Hey, did you see Joe Shlabotnik's game last night? 4 for 5, with two homers, a double, and a triple!"
"I know, I can't believe that asshole swung for the fences when all he needed was a single for the cycle!"

It is kindof a silly stat (like "x pitcher got a strikeout, groundout, and flyout in the same inning!" or "x football player ran, passed, caught, and returned a punt for touchdowns!") but still a cool accomplishment.

/but unlike a no-hitter, 4 home run-game, etc. players who are trying to win games rather than some dubious personal accomplishment don't really try to hit the cycle it just happens

Bengie Molina would like to have a word with you.


FTFM
 
2012-08-25 03:21:03 PM

RsquaredW: Where do they come up with these numbers. I mean, really, is there some kind of genetic algorithm that takes a game's worth of stats and checks it against every historical database ever? It's like when they bring up a guy's numbers as a lefty against lefties in the rain during October at 40% humidity or higher. What?

// pretty farking random



Baseball is pretty much the most documented sport in the world in terms of stats.  And baseball geeks love stats, so many of them are out there researching way back into the 1800's.
 
Take a look at baseball-reference.com... the sheer amount of numbers available is staggering.
 
Also, these numbers can often be found in open source form.
 
Even mlb.com has an API where you can get live stats/scores for your personal projects.
 
2012-08-25 05:00:23 PM
That's probably not the only cycle Beltre's currently on...
 
2012-08-25 11:54:23 PM
I'd like to point out also that this was Adrian's first triple this year, and at RBiA, which I don't think is really known for triples.
 
2012-08-26 08:30:11 PM
this headline smells like reddit and i dont like it
 
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