WOW! What a birthday present to give yourself; tying a Major League Baseball record. Well The Nats Shortstop Trea Turner
did just that on Wednesday 30 June 2021 on the evening of his 28th Birthday. Trea hit for The Cycle vs the Tampa Bay Rays. The THIRD of his career making him the Fifth MLB player to do so. He joins Adrian Beltre
(who had all three in the same park), Babe Herman
, Bob Meusel
and John Reilly
in this rare feat. Currently Three is the most cycles any player has hit. Perhaps one day Trea will hit cycle number 4. That would be amazing. Trea's previous cycles were hit in 2017
, and 2019
. Trea has hit 3 of the 5 cycles in Nationals History. The only other Nationals to Hit for The Cycle are: Cristian Guzman
in 2008 and Brad Wilkerson
in 2005 in the Nat's 2nd game. Wilkerson was the first Nat to hit for the cycle he also hit for the cycle for the Montreal Expos in 2003.
2021 Topps Now Baseball: 433 Trea Turner Washington Nationals
Cycle Number 1
Cycles 2 and 3
ESPN.com Washington National's Trea Turner becomes first player to hit for cycle on birthday in modern era
UGH: While procrastinating on scanning this record tying card of Trea news broke of him being Traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers along with Max Scherzer for the July Trade Deadline. While news of Max getting traded was not a surprise and in the long run might be better for the Nats; Trea getting traded was a surprise and really ticked me off royally.