26 Apr

celebrating the cycle

On a day when MLB Network is featuring games in which star players hit for the cycle, here’s a bit of trivia to impress your friends: Of the 30 players who have hit for the cycle more than once in MLB history, who is the lone Mississippian to do so? Answer: Greenville native Frank White, the former Kansas City Royals standout. White achieved the feat in September of 1979 and again in August of ’82. (Four other Mississippi natives did it once: Fred Lewis, Harry Craft, Gee Walker and Sam Leslie.) White is in impressive company on the list of players with two cycles. Others of note: Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Cochrane, George Brett, Ken Boyer, Cesar Cedeno, John Olerud and Christian Yelich. Only three players have done it three times: Adrian Beltre, Babe Herman and Bob Meusel.

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