MILWAUKEE (BVM) ― Over the history of MLB, there have been many records set and broken. On May 11, Christian Yelich became just the sixth player to hit three career cycles. But who on that list is the best hitter?
Here, we will rank those hitters.
- John Reilly
Reilly was the first to have three career cycles. Although two of them came while he played in the American Association with Red Stockings. The Red Stockings went on to become the Cincinnati Reds. Rielly finished his career in 1891 with 1,352 hits.
- Babe Herman
Babe Herman is probably a name most baseball fans aren’t familiar with. However, he did play for the Brooklyn Robins, now the Los Angeles Dodgers, for six seasons. Herman became the second player to join the list when he hit his third cycle with the Chicago Cubs in 1933. Herman finished with 1,818 hits.
- Bob Meusel
A member of “Murderers Row,” one could think that Meusel could be in the top three on this list. But no. He was the third player to have three career cycles and finished with 1,693 hits, Meusel’s competition on the mound wasn’t all that great.
- Trea Turner
Coming into the 2022 season, Turner was ranked as the second-best shortstop in the league, according to MLB Network. And Turner has shown that, especially when he cycled three times with the Nationals. Currently, Turner holds a .276 batting average and has 21 RBIs.
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- Christian Yelich
Yelich is the most recent player to join this special list. Like Herman, Yelich hit two cycles in one year. Both came against the Reds, and he would do that again in the 2022 season. Yelcih is the only player with three cycles against one team. Yelcih has enough time where he could become the only player in MLB history to have four cycles.
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- Adrian Beltre
Beltre is one of the more loveable players in MLB history. And he is one of the best hitters too. Beltre being a part of this group proves that. Along with three career cycles, Beltre is also part of the 3,000 hit club. His career ended with 3,166 total hits.
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