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Hitting for the cycle

Old 05-24-16, 04:26 PM
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Hitting for the cycle

If you were a baseball player, would you rather hit a single, a double, a triple and a home run in one game?

Or would you rather hit two doubles, a triple and a home run in the same game?
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Re: Hitting for the cycle

Four grand slams.
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Re: Hitting for the cycle

Is this your indirect way of trying to say hitting for the cycle isn't that big of a deal?
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Re: Hitting for the cycle

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Is this your indirect way of trying to say hitting for the cycle isn't that big of a deal?
Let's say you've already hit a homer a triple and a double. In your final at bat, you hit into the gap. You could stretch it into a double, or you could complete the cycle and stay at first base.

You'd stay at first base?
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Re: Hitting for the cycle

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Let's say you've already hit a homer a triple and a double. In your final at bat, you hit into the gap. You could stretch it into a double, or you could complete the cycle and stay at first base.

You'd stay at first base?
You didn't answer my question. Usually your method of "questions as examples to make your point" has more context, but I know you like your hypotheticals.
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Re: Hitting for the cycle

Originally Posted by RoyalTea View Post
Let's say you've already hit a homer a triple and a double. In your final at bat, you hit into the gap. You could stretch it into a double, or you could complete the cycle and stay at first base.

You'd stay at first base?
Whats the score? What inning is it?
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Re: Hitting for the cycle

Originally Posted by RoyalTea View Post
Let's say you've already hit a homer a triple and a double. In your final at bat, you hit into the gap. You could stretch it into a double, or you could complete the cycle and stay at first base.

You'd stay at first base?
You pull up rounding first with an "injury". Then you have your cycle and you get extra love from the fans as you hobble off the field.
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Re: Hitting for the cycle

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Whats the score? What inning is it?
according to fumanstan, that shouldn't matter. Personal glory is better than trying to win the game.
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Re: Hitting for the cycle

If we're talking what if's then pitching a perfect game is where it's at. Personal glory and a sure win for your team.
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Re: Hitting for the cycle

Originally Posted by RoyalTea View Post
according to fumanstan, that shouldn't matter. Personal glory is better than trying to win the game.
Where did I say that? I didn't even vote, I just asked what your motivation for the question is which you seem to be avoiding.
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Re: Hitting for the cycle

Hit for the cycle and pitch a perfect game. That's where it's really at.
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Re: Hitting for the cycle

Originally Posted by The Cow View Post
Hit for the cycle and pitch a perfect game. That's where it's really at.
You suck, Rick Wise!
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Re: Hitting for the cycle

How about 4 triples in a game? Only been twice(one was in AA ball) and both times in the 1800's.

4 homers in a game has been done 16 times.
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Re: Hitting for the cycle

Originally Posted by The Cow View Post
Hit for the cycle and pitch a perfect game. That's where it's really at.
I guess pitchers still hit in some ballparks.
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Re: Hitting for the cycle

The cycle was always a phony achievement and arose from bored position players wanting something to shoot for like the no-hitter.

Now four homers on the other hand...
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Re: Hitting for the cycle

Originally Posted by RoyalTea View Post
according to fumanstan, that shouldn't matter. Personal glory is better than trying to win the game.
Point me to a player that would rather take a single over a double even if it means hitting for the cycle. As personal achievements go, the cycle is a cool thing rather than a great thing. It'll get a headline in the local paper but it's barely a newsworthy accomplishment. Every player would take the extra double over a single.

What you do see, however, is a player trying to stretch a double into a triple if they already have a HR/1B/2B but even then, if the game is close, most players won't take the risk.

A better accomplishment to compare and discuss is 20 K game vs. a perfect game.
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Re: Hitting for the cycle

Guess someone listens to Deadcast.
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Re: Hitting for the cycle

Mike Krukow's (Giants commentator) best advice for a pitcher (being sarcastic of course) - pitch a perfect game and hit a HR yourself. You'll never lose.
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Re: Hitting for the cycle

Originally Posted by The Cow View Post
Hit for the cycle and pitch a perfect game. That's where it's really at.
Why stop there... hit for the cycle and pitch a hyperperfect game!

Originally Posted by kenbuzz View Post
The hypothetical levels of pitching "perfection" are:

1) No-Hitter = No batter gets a hit.
2) Perfect Game = No-Hitter + no batter reaches base, pitcher faces the minimum 27 batters.
3) Superperfect Game = Perfect Game + no batter puts a ball in play, pitcher faces the minimum 27 batters, striking all of them out.
4) Hyperperfect Game= Superperfect Game + no batter makes contact with any pitch and all 81 pitches thrown are for strikes.

The latter two have not occurred in the Majors yet, but were seen frequently in Tecmo Baseball
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Re: Hitting for the cycle

What about a 27 pitch perfect game?
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Re: Hitting for the cycle

Originally Posted by starman9000 View Post
What about a 27 pitch perfect game?
All pitches being pop-outs to the pitcher, with no other fielders on the field.

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