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Austin Hays completed the cycle in four shifts

After a rain delay, Austin Hays of the Baltimore Orioles returned to the field at Nationals Park to double in the sixth (and final) off a slider by reliever Steve Cishek to complete the cycle, in the victoria 7-0 of his own against the Washington Nationals; in a party that was cut by the designs of Mother Nature.

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Hays, who hails from Daytona Beach, Florida; He opened his team’s offense in the first inning with a single against Patrick Corbin’s shipments, later, in the third inning, he hit his tenth home run of the season and in the fourth quarter he also hit a triple against Corbin’s serpentine.

The Oropendolas outfielder was close to accomplishing the feat, which had been jeopardized by the first rain delay since the game was not yet legal.

Subsequently, the game was resumed to be definitively suspended two innings later, but with enough space for Hays to take his fourth turn and complete the feat, in what he himself described as “my favorite game in the Major Leagues so far”.

Made history in the franchise

Still, Austin Hays becomes the franchise’s 10th player and sixth since moving to Baltimore to hit for the cycle at least once.

Name Rival Date
WITH THE CARMELITES OF SAN LUIS
George Sisler Washington Senators
Detroit
08-08-1920
13-08-1921
Baby Doll Jacobson Chicago White Sox 17-04-1924
Oscar Melillo Cleveland 23-05-1929
George McQuinn Boston 19-07-1941
WITH THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Brooks Robinson Chicago White Sox 15-07-1960
Cal Ripken Jr. Texas 06-06-1984
Aubrey Huff Anaheim 29-06-2007
Felix Pie Anaheim 14-08-2009
Jonathan Villar NY Yankees 05-08-2019
AUSTIN HAYS Washington Nationals 22-06-2022
fuente: Baseball-Reference

It is also worth noting that Hays and Aubrey Huff in 2007 are the only ones to go 4-4 to achieve the feat, mentioning in the same way that George Sisler in 1921 went 5-5 against Detroit; him well he hit two doubles in that game.

“I got goosebumps right when I was touching second base,” Hays said, “and nothing else to do but point to the sky and thank God for the opportunity.”

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