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Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich becomes sixth player in MLB history to hit for three cycles in career

The Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich joined an exclusive club Wednesday, hitting for the third cycle of his career during a 14-11 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.

Yelich’s three career cycles tie him with five other players for the MLB lead. Trea Turner was the most recent player to accomplish the feat, doing so on his birthday last season when he was with the Washington Nationals.

All three of Yelich’s cycles have come against the Reds, who have allowed 20 cycles in their history, second most to the St. Louis Cardinals (24) all time. Yelich, 30, is the first player to hit three cycles against a single team.

Yelich, who was the Brewers’ designated hitter on Wednesday, tripled in the top of the ninth inning to complete his latest cycle after hitting a ground-rule double in the top of the first, a 372-foot home run in the top of the third and a single in the top of the fifth. He finished the game 4-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 11, 2022 at 05:56 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: May 11, 2022 at 06:53 PM (#6076343)
Yeah, yeah, 2 HRs and 2 doubles is more productive, etc. etc. But you know what? Cycles are fun. Baseball should be fun. 3 cycles in a career is just super fun.

Thank you Christian for making today a super fun day at the ball park for everyone who was there. Heck of a crazy game too.

Christian hitting .321 .415 .643, his last 15 games. Hopefully a continuing trend. MLB is more fun when Yelich is raking.
   2. Jose is Absurdly Correct but not Helpful Posted: May 11, 2022 at 09:05 PM (#6076369)
I’ve always loved the cycle. It’s a neat little thing.
   3. The Duke Posted: May 11, 2022 at 09:41 PM (#6076382)
The cycle is the best. Congrats to Christian yet again. And even though I'm a Cardinals fan I'm glad he's coming back to form. I've always liked him.
   4. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: May 11, 2022 at 11:29 PM (#6076400)
Hot dang, Yelich was great for a couple of years. His hitting suffered over the last two seasons, but who knows what would have happened if he'd had a full slate of games in 2020 and 2021.

And I agree, the cycle is great fun. I say this as a person who never hit a genuine triple in 13 years of competitive playing. It was my white whale. I may have made some mistakes trying to get one.
   5. The Gary DiSarcina Fan Club (JAHV) Posted: May 12, 2022 at 12:47 AM (#6076408)
Cycles are fun, as are triples in general. I never had the power to hit homeruns when I played, so a triple was definitely the best hit I ever had. I remember lacing a ball the other way into the right field corner for a triple against the best pitcher in our league (later drafted by the Dodgers!). Definitely the best hit of my rather pedestrian baseball career.

I never even came close to a cycle, though.
   6. Walt Davis Posted: May 12, 2022 at 12:47 AM (#6076409)
A cycle is certainly way more fun than a stick in the eye but (IMHO) considerably less fun than 4 HRs in a game or going 7-for-7.** It's probably much, much less fun than a player stealing 3 bases in one time on base but I don't think I've ever personally witnessed that.

** I assume those things are a LOT more fun when your team isn't on the wrong side of them.
   7. The Duke Posted: May 12, 2022 at 01:00 AM (#6076412)
What's more fun than a triple? Watching Yadi go from first to third on a no doubt double down into the corner. They almost got him because he simply couldn't run that far. The orioles announcers speculated that many runners would have scored on that and Molina barely got to third with a world class belly flop.

Of course he stole second the other night which was pretty funny too.

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