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(Major League Baseball)   And the first MLB player to hit for the cycle this season is ______   (m.mlb.com) divider line 41
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2014-08-18 11:01:55 AM  
You would think that in a video about how he hit for the cycle, they would show every hit in the cycle instead of showing only the double.
 
2014-08-18 11:37:21 AM  
Ray Rice? Oh wait, you said MLB player. My bad
 
2014-08-18 11:45:12 AM  
Cudd'yer Mak'er?
 
2014-08-18 11:45:46 AM  
Give him credit.  He doesn't play the "I don't pay attention to that stuff, it's just important that we won the game" card.  Dude asked for the ball immediately.
 
2014-08-18 11:47:48 AM  
At 1:24 into the video, some idiot, in a Rockies jersey no less, holds up three fingers to encourage Cuddyer to try for a triple.
 
2014-08-18 11:49:02 AM  
Babe Ruth?
 
2014-08-18 11:49:55 AM  
Honus Wagner?
 
2014-08-18 11:50:50 AM  

ArkAngel: You would think that in a video about how he hit for the cycle, they would show every hit in the cycle instead of showing only the double.


This...
 
2014-08-18 11:52:33 AM  
... unimportant. Hitting for the cycle is a statistical oddity that tells us nothing about the player achieving he feat.
 
2014-08-18 11:54:50 AM  
Ebenezer Calhoun on the Oberon roughnecks?

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-08-18 12:08:00 PM  

Wellon Dowd: ... unimportant. Hitting for the cycle is a statistical oddity that tells us nothing about the player achieving he feat.


You must be a blast at parties.

/Go Rox
 
2014-08-18 12:14:45 PM  
Man, look at the bats those Oberon Roughnecks are holding.
 
2014-08-18 12:19:13 PM  
after adjusting for the ballpark mlb scorer gave him only 75% of the cycle and stats inc has attached an *
 
2014-08-18 12:20:19 PM  

red5ish: Man, look at the bats those Oberon Roughnecks are holding.


Don't F with the O.
 
2014-08-18 12:25:17 PM  
you guessed it, Frank Stallone!
 
2014-08-18 12:39:33 PM  

ArkAngel: You would think that in a video about how he hit for the cycle, they would show every hit in the cycle instead of showing only the double.


http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/11493214/v35468807/must-c-cycle-cuddyer -h its-2nd-career-cycle/?c_id=mlb
 
2014-08-18 12:46:52 PM  

ArtosRC: Wellon Dowd: ... unimportant. Hitting for the cycle is a statistical oddity that tells us nothing about the player achieving he feat.

You must be a blast at parties.

/Go Rox


I never understood why people would rather have parties where people don't discuss things. Your party sounds really boring.
 
2014-08-18 01:12:56 PM  

Wellon Dowd: ... unimportant. Hitting for the cycle is a statistical oddity that tells us nothing about the player achieving he feat.


Bigger statistical oddity: The San Diego Padres have never had a player hit for the cycle, just like they've never had a pitcher throw a no-hitter.

Back when Jim Riggleman managed the Pads, Tony Gwynn had a double, triple, and homer with plenty of game to spare... but since the game was a blowout, Riggleman pulled all the starters in (IIRC) the 7th. Gwynn would have had at least one more shot to get the single. When asked about it after the game, Riggleman said that he didn't notice that Gwynn was just a single short of the cycle, and he'd have left Gwynn in had he known.

If you've ever wondered why Riggleman has had a problem holding down major league managing jobs, just look to that fine attention to detail he has.
 
2014-08-18 01:13:40 PM  

ArtosRC: Wellon Dowd: ... unimportant. Hitting for the cycle is a statistical oddity that tells us nothing about the player achieving he feat.

You must be a blast at parties.

/Go Rox


I hate to interrupt, but Wellon Dowd is a blast in Fark threads.  He could probably post the Brad Pitt Cycle (NSFW Robin Givens/Paltrow/Aniston/Jolie) faster than I posted this.

/Dammit, I'm white knighting a male farker and Brad Pitt in the same post in a baseball thread.  F*ck you, Monday!
 
2014-08-18 01:29:44 PM  

Wellon Dowd: ... unimportant. Hitting for the cycle is a statistical oddity that tells us nothing about the player achieving he feat.


Not everything has to mean something. In fact, most of the most enjoyable things in the world aren't "important."
 
2014-08-18 01:45:18 PM  

IAmRight: Wellon Dowd: ... unimportant. Hitting for the cycle is a statistical oddity that tells us nothing about the player achieving he feat.

Not everything has to mean something. In fact, most of the most enjoyable things in the world aren't "important."


Meh, I have to agree though, it's just a "unique" thing because hits can be singles, doubles, triples or HRs, so, hey, I got one of each!   But, yeah, 4 triple's is better than a "cycle", or 2 doubles, a triple and a home run.

I like my "basketball cycle" stat more... in that any one part of the "cycle" doesn't really affect getting the other one.  (1 each in a game of 2pt Made, 3ptr, Free Throw, Off Reb, Def Reb, Assist, Block and steal).
 
2014-08-18 02:23:15 PM  

red5ish: Man, look at the bats those Oberon Roughnecks are holding.


ussmariner.com
 
2014-08-18 02:25:16 PM  
kyle blanks?
 
2014-08-18 03:21:23 PM  

mikaloyd: Ebenezer Calhoun on the Oberon roughnecks?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 400x363]


What about old hoss radbourn?
 
2014-08-18 04:13:02 PM  

BKITU: Wellon Dowd: ... unimportant. Hitting for the cycle is a statistical oddity that tells us nothing about the player achieving he feat.

Bigger statistical oddity: The San Diego Padres have never had a player hit for the cycle, just like they've never had a pitcher throw a no-hitter.

Back when Jim Riggleman managed the Pads, Tony Gwynn had a double, triple, and homer with plenty of game to spare... but since the game was a blowout, Riggleman pulled all the starters in (IIRC) the 7th. Gwynn would have had at least one more shot to get the single. When asked about it after the game, Riggleman said that he didn't notice that Gwynn was just a single short of the cycle, and he'd have left Gwynn in had he known.

If you've ever wondered why Riggleman has had a problem holding down major league managing jobs, just look to that fine attention to detail he has.


Says something about Tony Gwynn, too.
 
2014-08-18 04:40:05 PM  

BKITU: If you've ever wondered why Riggleman has had a problem holding down major league managing jobs, just look to that fine attention to detail he has.


Jim Riggleman is the worst manager in the history of baseball. Some have managed worse, but not for as long. And some have managed longer, but not as poorly. His combination of longevity and poor performance in unmatched. He is the anti-Davey Johnson.
 
2014-08-18 04:57:26 PM  
Best cycle ever is still Benji Molina as a Ranger v. Red Sox.  Funny as hell watching that dude leg out a triple. His HR was a grand slam if I remember correctly.
 
2014-08-18 05:00:26 PM  

MFAWG: Says something about Tony Gwynn, too.


You got that right.


Wellon Dowd: Jim Riggleman is the worst manager in the history of baseball.


In 1992, he was handed a Padres team that had Tony Gwynn, Gary Sheffield, Fred McGriff, and Tony Fernandez in the lineup (and holding the top four spots in the NL Batting race most of the season, with Sheffield making a serious run at a Triple Crown and eventually winning the Batting title, and McGriff winning the Home Run title), Benito Santiago (one of the best defensive catchers of the day), and solid starting pitchers in Andy Benes and Bruce Hurst.

He led that juggernaut of a lineup to a spectacular... 82-80 and 16 games out of first.
 
2014-08-18 07:27:09 PM  

BKITU: Wellon Dowd: Jim Riggleman is the worst manager in the history of baseball.

In 1992, he was handed a Padres team that had Tony Gwynn, Gary Sheffield, Fred McGriff, and Tony Fernandez in the lineup (and holding the top four spots in the NL Batting race most of the season, with Sheffield making a serious run at a Triple Crown and eventually winning the Batting title, and McGriff winning the Home Run title), Benito Santiago (one of the best defensive catchers of the day), and solid starting pitchers in Andy Benes and Bruce Hurst.

He led that juggernaut of a lineup to a spectacular... 82-80 and 16 games out of first.


Witness, ladies and gentlemen, the acme of supported statements.
 
2014-08-18 07:45:41 PM  
Something I just wondered: of course, the hardest hit to get in the cycle is the triple.  And when batters have missed the cycle, the triple is usually the hit they failed to get.

I wonder if anyone's missed the cycle because they didn't get the single.
 
2014-08-18 07:47:52 PM  

jake_lex: Something I just wondered: of course, the hardest hit to get in the cycle is the triple.  And when batters have missed the cycle, the triple is usually the hit they failed to get.

I wonder if anyone's missed the cycle because they didn't get the single.


Tony Gwynn missed it for want of a single, as noted up-thread.
 
2014-08-18 08:10:00 PM  
I SAW HIM IN BILLINGS! HE AUTOGRAPHED HIS ROOKIE CARD FOR ME!
 
2014-08-18 09:31:36 PM  
BKITU:

Bigger statistical oddity: The San Diego Padres have never had a player hit for the cycle, just like they've never had a pitcher throw a no-hitter.

Back when Jim Riggleman managed the Pads, Tony Gwynn had a double, triple, and homer with plenty of game to spare... but since the game was a blowout, Riggleman pulled all the starters in (IIRC) the 7th. Gwynn would have had at least one more shot to get the single. When asked about it after the game, Riggleman said that he didn't notice that Gwynn was just a single short of the cycle, and he'd have left Gwynn in had he known.

If you've ever wondered why Riggleman has had a problem holding down major league managing jobs, just look to that fine attention to detail he has.


I remember this clearly.I yelled at the t.v.I am a transplant from N.Y. My Mets I believe have never had a cycle either.We got the no hitter though.

/ I have one more cycle than my two teams combined.

//Little League

///but still
 
2014-08-18 10:34:38 PM  

dletter: Meh, I have to agree though, it's just a "unique" thing because hits can be singles, doubles, triples or HRs, so, hey, I got one of each!   But, yeah, 4 triple's is better than a "cycle", or 2 doubles, a triple and a home run.


Yup.  And triples are really what keep cycles rare.  Lots of people get 4 hits for 10+ total bases each season.  Hitting for the cycle is 95% dumb luck, and 5% being a guy who hits a fair number of triples (some combination of a big ballpark, speed, and a 'spray' hitting pattern).

And then there's stuff like Rondell White's ridiculous game.  6-for-7 with a homer, a triple, two doubles, two singles, and a stolen base for good measure.  And it was all needed: He even scored the winning run in the 13th inning.
 
2014-08-18 10:39:51 PM  
chimp_ninja:

And then there's stuff like Rondell White's ridiculous game.  6-for-7 with a homer, a triple, two doubles, two singles, and a stolen base for good measure.  And it was all needed: He even scored the winning run in the 13th inning.

Clutchiest game eva.He did the Bugs Bunny thing.He threw the ball.Caught the ball
 
2014-08-19 01:55:59 AM  

bamnuke: Best cycle ever is still Benji Molina as a Ranger v. Red Sox.  Funny as hell watching that dude leg out a triple. His HR was a grand slam if I remember correctly.


I remember watching Rick Rueschel advance from first to third on a hit and the announcers and everybody else watching that game were rolling on the floor.
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-19 02:53:23 AM  
HOLY SH*T!

Michael Cuddyer is still ALIVE?
 
2014-08-19 12:36:22 PM  
Let me know when someone gets the HR cycle: solo HR, 2-run HR, 3-run HR, grand slam.

/will likely never happen since they're not pitching to someone who has the first 3
 
2014-08-19 01:04:06 PM  

IAmRight: Let me know when someone gets the HR cycle: solo HR, 2-run HR, 3-run HR, grand slam.

/will likely never happen since they're not pitching to someone who has the first 3


Allow me to introduce you to overachiever Hard Hittin' Mark Whiten.

4 HR and 12 RBI in a game: Grand slam, 3-run, 2-run, 3-run.  It's not his fault he kept coming up with men on base.
 
2014-08-19 01:30:41 PM  

chimp_ninja: Allow me to introduce you to overachiever Hard Hittin' Mark Whiten.

4 HR and 12 RBI in a game: Grand slam, 3-run, 2-run, 3-run.  It's not his fault he kept coming up with men on base.


Sure. Just doesn't have the same coolness as 1,2,3,4.

/I just know if I'd been playing FBB that year, my opponent the week that happened would've had Whiten playing
 
2014-08-19 10:30:19 PM  

IAmRight: chimp_ninja: Allow me to introduce you to overachiever Hard Hittin' Mark Whiten.

4 HR and 12 RBI in a game: Grand slam, 3-run, 2-run, 3-run.  It's not his fault he kept coming up with men on base.

Sure. Just doesn't have the same coolness as 1,2,3,4.

/I just know if I'd been playing FBB that year, my opponent the week that happened would've had Whiten playing


I think you misspelled Inaneness ;)

/on another note, how'd you like the Thunder this year?
 
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