1976 & 1978: A Couple of Twins Hit for the Cycle

Saturday July 24, 1976
Comiskey Park

In a 17-2 Twins victory over the White Sox, Lyman Bostock hit for the cycle. After walking to load the bases in the first inning, Bostock took care of the toughest part of the cycle early when he tripled in the top of the second. The home run came in the fourth inning (with the bases clear). He led off the eighth with a double, and was fortunate that his team batted around because the single came to lead off the ninth inning. Bostock also was credited with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning.

It was the second cycle of the year for the Twins. Larry Hisle hit for the cycle on June 4.

July 27, 1978
Metropolitan Stadium

Two years and three days later, Mike Cubbage became the fifth player to hit for the cycle since the team began play in Minnesota. The cycle came as part of a Twins 6-3 win over Toronto. Cubbage doubled in the first, hit a two-run home run in the fourth, and singled in the fifth. The triple came in the bottom of the seventh, and scored the Twins’ fifth and sixth runs of the game.

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