Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Seeing The Cycle

I saw Rockie's shortstop Troy Tulowitzki get credit for hitting for the cycle last night. The triple was a bit specious: Alfonso Soriano bobbled the ball in the left field corner before gaining control and firing it in, and if the throw would have been caught at 3rd base, Tulo would have been out by ten feet. But it was scored as a triple and it's a cycle.

I was watching ESPN's Sports Center when I got home, and they said that only two men in MLB history had turned an unassisted triple play and hit for the cycle: John Valentin and Troy Tulowitzki.

I'm guessing I'm the only person on the planet who was in attendance when Valentin turned his triple play and Tulo hit for his cycle.

How special does that make me? (Uh... That's a rhetorical question!)

©2009 Douglas T. Dinsmoor


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