Melky hits for the cycle

By: Joe Auriemma

melkycycleblog.jpgFor the first time in 14 years a Yankee hit for the cycle. With Melky Cabrera’s triple in the 9th inning Sunday, he forever has entered the Yankee record books. Here are the last six players to hit for the cycle in Yankees history:

First New York Yankee cycle since 1995

Melky Cabrera            Today

Tony Fernandez          9/3/95

Bobby Murcer            8/29/72

Mickey Mantle            7/23/57

Joe DiMaggio             5/20/48

Joe Gordon                9/8/40

Thanks to YES Research Director Jeff Quagliata for the information.

1 Comment

I was at Bobby Murcer’s cycle in 1972 and have the ticket stub to prove such. It is hard to believe that in my 60 years there has only been 4 Yankee cycles in my lifetime, but there have been 7 Yankee no-hitters (3 perfect games). My mother, who is now 86, was at Don Larsen’s World Series perfecto.

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