Quasi-Cycles — Better than Cycles?

By Herm Krabbenhoft

This article was published in the Fall 2017 Baseball Research Journal.

One of baseball’s most highly regarded accomplishments by an individual player is hitting for the cycle: collecting at least one of each of the four types of safe hits (single, double, triple, and home run) in the same game. But shouldn’t there be some long-lasting special recognition when a player gets four extra-base hits in a game? One of baseball’s most highly regarded accomplishments by an individual player is hitting for the cycle: collecting at least one of each of the . . .

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