White Sox: The six players who have hit for the cycle
Carlton Fisk hit for the cycle on May 16, 1984. This game, like Singleton’s, was also a one-run loss to the Royals. This time, the game was at Comiskey Park. Fisk went four for five and had two RBI. He hit off of all three of the Royals pitchers that day.
Fisk, loving known as Pudge, played for two teams in his 24-year career. He wore red socks in his first 11 seasons, then wore white ones for the final 13. He was an 11-time All-Star and is enshrined in the Hall of Fame – but, he’s wearing a Boston hat on his plaque. At the time of his cycle, Fisk was batting .198/.265/.386. As expected, Pudge was catching that day. He also batted second.
His first at-bat resulted in a double. In the second, he hit a single that scored Vance Law. He hit a solo home run in fourth. At this point, the cycle was realistic, but Pudge was never known for his speed – so a triple did not seem likely. But, he did it in the bottom of the seventh as the lead-off batter. Unfortunately, no one could get him home.
In 1984, three other batters hit for the cycle: Cal Ripken of the Orioles, Willie McGee of the Cardinals, and Dwight Evans of the Red Sox.