Thursday, April 16, 2009

Ian Winslers at Life

Not to be outdone by Orlando Hudson hitting for the cycle on Monday, Ian Kinsler hit for the cycle on Wednesday in spectacular fashion. Kinsler was 6-6 on Jackie Robinson Day. You read that right. 6-6. He had 2 doubles, 2 singles, a triple, and a home run against the visiting Orioles. He crossed home plate 5 times while driving in 4. Also swiped a bag. He's hitting .474 on the year so far. So, he's pretty much hitting everything in sight.

No other player in the modern era has ever gone 6-6 and hit for the cycle at the same time. As far as the JMLs are concerned, you'll recall Shawn Green's record-breaking 6-6 performance in 2002 where he hit 4 home runs, scored 6 times, and had 19 total bases. Kinsler joins Harry Danning as the only other MOT to hit for the cycle. Danning did it all the way back in 1940.

Since 1954, only 4 players have combined for 6 hits, 5 runs, and 4 extra base hits in a single game. Kinsler and Green make up half of that group.

The scary thing is had the Rangers been on the road, Kinsler would have actually gotten a crack at going 7-7.

1 comment:

William said...

What a fantastic performance. That had to be fun to watch and I'm sad I missed it.