Nationals’ Trea Turner Ties Most Cycle Record in MLB History
Trea Turner has been a staple in the majors with his ability to strike for power and speed on basic paths.
He again combined these tools to tie a record for the most times achieving one of baseball’s rarest feats.
On Wednesday, the Nationals shortstop tripled in the sixth inning of Washington’s game against the Rays to complete the third round of his MLB career, tying him to Adrian Beltre, Babe Herman and Bob Meusel for the modern MLB brand. (since 1900). John Reilly had three cycles in the 1800s.
Turner first hit the cycle on April 25, 2017 against the Rockies. He started again two seasons later, on July 23, 2019, again against Colorado.
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It’s not hard to see why Turner – who turned 28 on Wednesday – has pulled off the feat multiple times in his career. He’s one of the fastest players in baseball, with Statcast putting his sprint speed at 30.7 mph, tying him to Diamondbacks outfielder Tim Locastro for the game’s second-fastest runner behind the Padres’ Jorge Mateo (30 , 9 mph). He also has a hard-hit rate of 46.3%, placing him in the game’s 75th percentile.
In every season he’s played in the majors, Turner has put together a dangerous power-speed combination. He’s hit at least 11 home runs and stole at least 12 bases in each full season – and he’s made at least 33 steals from 2016 to 2019.
For his career, he has 491 singles, 133 doubles, 31 triples and 89 homers with 189 stolen goals.