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Cuddyer's historic cycle: By the numbers

Becomes just the third player in history to accomplish feat in both leagues

Michael Cuddyer's eighth-inning double on Sunday night gave him a cycle -- the second of his career -- and put him in select company. Here are some historical facts and figures on Cuddyer's big night:

• Cuddyer is one of just 30 players in Major League history with two career cycles and the first player since Adrian Beltre, who got his second in August 2012, to notch a pair. Three players (Babe Herman, Bob Meusel and John Reilly) have three cycles, but no one has accomplished that feat since 1933.

• Along with John Olerud and Bob Watson, Cuddyer became the third player to hit for the cycle in both the National and American Leagues. Cuddyer also had a cycle for the Twins in 2009.

• Cuddyer's cycle was the 12th hit at Coors Field and first since Scott Hairston's in April 2012. Of the current ballparks, Coors Field's 12 cycles rank only behind Fenway Park's 16. It tied Pittsburgh's Forbes Field and Detroit's Tiger Stadium, which each had 12 apiece.

Since Coors Field opened in 1995, only one current ballpark (Globe Life Park in Arlington) has half as many cycles as Coors' 12. The Majors' other 29 current stadiums have combined for 43 cycles in the same span.

• The Rockies have never been involved in a cycle away from Coors Field. Opponents have hit five in Denver while the Rockies have hit all seven at home.

• Colorado is 7-0 when one of its players hits for the cycle and 2-3 when an opponent does it. Carlos Gonzalez was the last Rockies player to tally a cycle, in 2010.

Matthew DeFranks is an associate reporter for Follow him on Twitter @MDeFranks.
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