Tuesday, April 16, 2013

April 16, 1989: Gruber becomes the first Blue Jay to hit for the cycle

On April 16, 1989, Kelly Gruber became the first player in the history of the Toronto Blue Jays to hit for the cycle. Gruber hit a home run in the first inning, doubled in the second, tripled in the seventh before getting the single in his last at bat in the eighth. Gruber went 4 for 6 on the day and collected 6 ribbies on the way to a 15-8 win over the Kansas City Royals. In 2001, Jeff Frye became the second player in franchise history hit for the cycle, he is also the last Blue Jay to do so. The San Diego Padres and the Miami Marlins are still waiting for a player to accomplish the feat in one of their uniforms. The Padres are also the only active team to have never had a pitcher throw a no hitter.  Here is a team by team list of the players that have hit for the cycle:


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