A batter is said to have "hit for the cycle" when they achieve each possible base hit in a game, that is, a single, a double, a triple and a home run. It is considered a rare achievement, mainly because a three-base hit is by itself a relatively uncommon achievement.
There have only been 22 occurrences of a batter hitting for the cycle in the Bull League since 1996. The most recent occurrence was on May 11, 2020, when Minneapolis Ravens center fielder Gabel Reyes hit for the cycle in 6 at bats against the Milwaukee Hops, in a 19-1 win in Milwaukee.
In one instance, Carlos Mendoza of the California Tidals hit for the cycle on 5 hits, with 2 home runs, the only player to hit for the cycle and also hit two home runs in the same game.
No Bull League players have hit for the cycle more than once in their career. Several teams have never had a player hit for the cycle ever, including the Arizona Cowboys, Dallas Deputies, Norfolk Sharks, and Seattle Salts.
List of players who have hit for the cycle
Players listed in gold with † are members of the Hall of Fame. Players with a ‡ are still active.
|June 20, 1996||Nick Red||Boston Brawlers||Kingston Battlements|
|July 4, 1996||Gary Wellesley||Nevada Speeders||California Tidals|
|June 2, 1998||Adam Gordon||San Diego Seagulls||Seattle Salts|
|August 20, 1998||Brad Dunn||California Tidals||Nevada Speeders|
|July 8, 2000||Danny Rodriguez||Ohio Oxen||Kingston Battlements|
|July 26, 2000||Sergio Acosta||Chicago Pit Bulls||Denver Highlanders|
|August 22, 2000||Eric Mail||Montreal Metros||Toronto Ducks|
|July 3, 2001||Sean Lewis†||Toronto Ducks||Hamilton Industrials|
|July 17, 2001||Scotty McLawson||Ohio Oxen||Hamilton Industrials|
|August 22, 2001||Arjen van Leeuwen||New York Minutemen||Kingston Battlements|
|June 22, 2003||Luis Silva||Denver Highlanders||San Diego Seagulls|
|June 17, 2004||Gilberto Flores||Boston Brawlers||New York Minutemen|
|June 29, 2004||Carlos Torres||New York Minutemen||Kingston Industrials|
|August 22, 2006||Shane Powers||Chicoutimi Cinquantes||New York Minutemen|
|September 12, 2006||Matt Thompson||Ohio Oxen||Nevada Speeders|
|June 10, 2008||Miguel Tafoya||Toronto Ducks||Kingston Battlements|
|August 18, 2009||Carlos Mendoza‡||California Tidals||Nevada Speeders|
|August 24, 2012||Michel D'Argent||Jacksonville Ravens||Denver Highlanders|
|August 1, 2016||Manny Davila‡||Calgary Inferno||Norfolk Sharks|
|May 29, 2017||Dennis Guppy‡||Detroit Motorheads||Battle Creek Attack|
|July 26, 2018||Xavier de Soto‡||Miami Storm||St. Petersburg Admirals|
|May 11, 2020||Gabel Reyes‡||Minneapolis Ravens||Milwaukee Hops|
|June 25, 2020||Julio Rangel‡||St. Petersburg Admirals||Chicago Pit Bulls|
|August 1, 2020||Carlos Mendoza‡||New York Minutemen||Pittsburgh Iron Pigs|
- Reyes Hits for the Cycle. BNN. http://bullleague.org/highlights/reyes-hits-for-the-cycle/.
2020/05/11. Accessed: 20 May 2019.