|Hitting for the Cycle|
Thru 2006, the CYCLE (single, double, triple, home run in one game) has been accomplished just 248 times in the major leagues. It has been done fourteen times by a catcher, twice by Mickey Cochrane (1 of only 20 players to have done it 2 or more times).
|Catchers who have Hit for the Cycle in One Game, while Catching
|Lave Cross||Phillies, ?, 1894 vs. Dodgers|
|Chief Meyers||NY Giants, June 10, 1912 vs. CHI-N|
|Ray Schalk||CHI-A, June 27, 1922 vs. DET-A|
|Mickey Cochrane||PHI-A, July 22, 1932 vs. WAS-A|
|Mickey Cochrane||PHI-A, August 2, 1933 vs. NY-A|
|Harry Danning *||NY Giants, June 15, 1940 vs. PIT-N|
|Buddy Rosar||NY-A, July 19, 1940 vs. CLE-A|
|Bill Salkeld **||PIT-N, August 4, 1945 vs. STL-N|
|Randy Hundley||CHI-N, August 11, 1966 vs. HOU-N|
|Charlie Moore ***||MIL-A, October 1, 1980 vs. CAL-A|
|Carlton Fisk ****||CHI-A, May 16, 1984 vs. KC-A|
|Rich Gedman||BOS-A, September 18, 1985 vs. TOR-A|
|Jason Kendall||PIT-N, May 19, 2000 vs. STL-N|
|Chad Moeller||MIL-N, April 27, 2004 vs. CIN-N|
|Bengie Molina #||TEX-A, July 16, 2010 vs. BOS-A|
|Catchers (playing other positions) who Hit for the Cycle in One Game
|Joe Torre ##||STL-N, June 27, 1973 vs. PIT-N|
|Mike Hegan ###||MIL-A, September 3, 1976 vs. DET-A|
|Danning's cycle included an inside-the-park home run, the last player to accomplish this in a cycle game.
This was Salkeld's only Triple that year. He drove in all 5 of his team's runs, but the Pirates still lost 6-5. Salkeld had no putouts nor assists for the game - unique for a catcher. Salkeld holds the record with the fewest lifetime triples (2) for players who have hit for the cycle.
Moore's performance was enhanced by stealing second base in the 2nd inning and stealing third in the 8th.
This was Fisk's only Triple that year.
Molina's cycle included a Grand Slam Homerun, only the 8th time in MLB history.
Joe Torre played first base at the time.
Mike Hegan played LF and 1B in this game
Sources: SABR Members Gary M. Fox, (Scottsdale, AZ); David Vincent; Madison McEntire; and Retrosheet.org