Who was the first MLB player to hit for the cycle?
Hitting for the cycle means a
player hits a single, double, triple and a home run in the same game.
The first person to hit for the cycle was Curry Foley
of the Buffalo Bisons on May 25, 1882.
John Reilly of the Cincinnati Reds was the first player
to achieve the feat twice, the first time on September 12, 1883 and again a week
later on September 19, 1883.
A player hitting for the cycle occurs about twice a
year, but then there's the natural cycle, hitting a single, double, triple
and a home run in that order.
Only 13 players have hit for the natural cycle, the
first being Bill Collins of the Boston Braves who managed it on October 6, 1910.
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