Brock Holt’s hit-for-cycle for the Boston Red Sox last night is the 306th in major league history.
Hitting for the cycle, of course, involves a batter hitting a single, double, triple and home run – not necessarily in that order – in one game. We here at NoNoHitters.com are big fans of the cycle, as it’s sort of the batter’s equivalent of the no-hitter in terms of frequency – there are 288 no-hitters and 306 cycles.
Holt, the Red Sox lead-off batter against the Atlanta Braves, started with a double off the Green Monster. He grounded out in the third, but got his second hit in the fifth by lining a single to right. Brock homered into the left-field seats over the Monster in the seventh, then completed the cycle by driving the ball into “The Triangle” in deep right-center field for a triple. The Red Sox beat the Braves 9-4.
The last major-league player to hit for the cycle was Michael Cuddyer when he was with the Colorado Rockies in 2014. Here’s the full list.