Coors Field the likeliest spot to see a cycle

February 13th, 2021

DENVER -- A player hitting for a cycle -- a single, double, triple and home run in the same game -- is almost as rare as a no-hitter. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, there have been 329 cycles and 305 no-hitters in MLB games.

But at Coors Field, hitters churn out cycles in unheard-of numbers.

Opened in 1995, Coors Field has hosted 18 cycles -- half by the Rockies, half by opponents. No other park has witnessed as many. Fenway Park, which opened in 1912, has seen 17.

Imagine a park having 18 no-hitters in 26 seasons. That’s tough.

Several of the Coors Field cycles jump out:

in 2010 and on Father’s Day in '17 accomplished theirs with walk-off home runs. ’s cycle-competing single in 1998 in the 10th inning was good for a walk-off win.

• Arenado’s was the first cycle-completed walk-off homer to occur with the team trailing at the time.

Mike Lansing in 2000 ended the drama by accomplishing his feat in the first four innings of a lopsided victory.

in 2014 paired one with his cycle for the Twins in 2009. He joined Bob Watson and John Olerud as the only players with cycles in both leagues.

• In 2018, became the first player to cycle in the 162nd game of the season. It wasn’t the last game, however, because the Rockies played and lost a tiebreaker for the National League West title against the Dodgers.

Opposing hitters also have enjoyed history-making days at Coors Field:

• The first Coors Field cycle, by the Cardinals’ John Mabry in 1996, was a “natural cycle” – single, double, triple and home run, in order.

• The Astros’ Craig Biggio, the only Hall of Famer on this list, cycled in the Rockies’ 2002 home opener.

• The Giants’ Fred Lewis’ first career home run was part of his 2007 cycle.

• The Rangers’ Shin-Soo Choo in 2015 became the first Korean player to accomplish the feat.

• The only time a cycle has happened in a Rockies road game was in 2019 -- Washington’s Trea Turner did it at Nationals Park. It was a familiar feeling. Turner accomplished the feat at Coors Field two seasons earlier.

By the way, as common as cycles are at Coors Field, a no-hitter has happened just once, Hideo Nomo in 1996.

Sit back and watch the Coors Field cycles:

John Mabry, Cardinals: May 18, 1996 -- Rockies 9, Cardinals 8

Dante Bichette, Rockies: June 10, 1998 -- Rockies 9, Rangers 8 (10 innings)

Neifi Perez, Rockies: July 25, 1998 -- Rockies 5, Cardinals 2

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Todd Helton, Rockies: June 19, 1999 -- Rockies 10, Marlins 2

Mike Lansing, Rockies: June 18, 2000 -- Rockies 19, D-backs 2

Craig Biggio, Astros: April 8, 2002 -- Astros 8, Rockies 4

Fred Lewis, Giants: May 13, 2007 -- Giants 15, Rockies 2

Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies: Aug. 10, 2009 -- Rockies 11, Cubs 5

Carlos González, Rockies: July 31, 2010 -- Rockies 6, Cubs 5

Pablo Sandoval, Giants: Sept. 15, 2011 -- Giants 8, Rockies 5

Scott Hairston, Mets: April 27, 2012 -- Rockies 18, Mets 9

Michael Cuddyer, Rockies: Aug. 17, 2014 -- Rockies 10, Reds 5

Shin-Soo Choo, Rangers: July 21, 2015 -- Rangers 9, Rockies 0

Matt Kemp, Padres: Aug. 14, 2015 -- Padres 9, Rockies 5

Wil Myers, Padres: April 10, 2017 -- Padres 5, Rockies 3

Trea Turner, Nationals: April 25, 2017 -- Nationals 15, Rockies 12

Nolan Arenado, Rockies: June 18, 2017 -- Rockies 7, Giants 5

Charlie Blackmon, Rockies: Sept. 30, 2018 -- Rockies 12, Nationals 0