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White Sox: The six players who have hit for the cycle

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CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 09: Jose Abreu #79 of the Chicago White Sox is greeted by Avisail Garcia #26 after hitting a home run against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning on September 9, 2017 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 09: Jose Abreu #79 of the Chicago White Sox is greeted by Avisail Garcia #26 after hitting a home run against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning on September 9, 2017 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) /
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9 Mar 1999: Outfielder Singleton #12 of the Chicago White Sox hits the ball during the Spring Training game against the Chicago Cubs at the HoHoKam Park in Mesa, Arizona. The Cubs defeated the White Sox 13-2. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn /Allsport /

Chris Singleton‘s cycle came in an extra-inning game against the Royals on July 6, 1999. In this one, the Royals won 8-7 at the stadium that was called Comiskey Park II (which was also what the park was named when Valentin hit for his cycle, too). Singleton went five for six and had four RBI on the day. He ended up with 11 bases with the majority coming at the expense of Jeff Suppan.

Singleton batted second, between Ray Durham and Frank Thomas – just like Valentin did in 2000. He played center field. In his first at-bat in the bottom of the first, he hit a single to center field. In the bottom of the fourth, he hit his triple – the most difficult hit to get. With the triple to center field, he earned an RBI off of Durham, who had been hit by a pitch. In the bottom of the fifth, he hit a double to left field and earned two more RBI from Durham and Mike Caruso. It wasn’t until the seventh that he hit the home run to earn the cycle. He hit the home run on a 0-1 pitch with two outs.

Remember that 1999 was in the thick of the steroid-era, but only three players hit the cycle that year. Singleton was joined in the stat books by Todd Helton of the Colorado Rockies and Jeff Kent of the San Francisco Giants.

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