“A _____ short of the cycle …”

Don’t you love articles that note players who finished just one particular type of hit short of the cycle?

Like this guy, who finished a triple short of the cycle … A triple, the hardest, rarest form of hit to be had, and its news-worthy?

Well, to celebrate the “____ short of the cycle” champs, here are the 2015 and single season leaders for each type of hit lacking.

2015 Leaders in Games Being Only a Homer Short of the Cycle

2015 Leaders in Games Being Only a Triple Short of the Cycle

2015 Leaders in Games Being Only a Double Short of the Cycle

2015 Leaders in Games Being Only a Single Short of the Cycle

Most Games Being Only a Homer Short of the Cycle in a Single Season

Most Games Being Only a Triple Short of the Cycle in a Single Season

Most Games Being Only a Double Short of the Cycle in a Single Season

Most Games Being Only a Single Short of the Cycle in a Single Season

Career Leaders in Games Being Only a Homer Short of the Cycle

Career Leaders in Games Being Only a Triple Short of the Cycle

Career Leaders in Games Being Only a Double Short of the Cycle

Career Leaders in Games Being Only a Single Short of the Cycle

And for completeness sake, here are the yearly totals of cycles completed, along with those games missing each type of hit.

Year Cycles missing 1B missing 2B missing 3B missing HR
1913 0 3 8 32 54
1914 1 3 19 33 68
1915 1 3 8 28 82
1916 0 0 6 15 45
1917 0 1 3 11 45
1918 1 0 5 14 48
1919 0 2 6 29 53
1920 3 3 5 44 66
1921 4 3 20 78 86
1922 4 5 24 74 75
1923 1 3 16 73 77
1924 2 2 8 63 87
1925 3 8 15 82 75
1926 1 5 14 63 79
1927 2 3 20 71 76
1928 2 4 13 72 76
1929 3 12 20 103 79
1930 3 5 25 127 93
1931 3 5 10 73 77
1932 2 3 22 94 71
1933 8 5 22 71 68
1934 3 2 16 102 75
1935 1 2 20 79 68
1936 1 4 25 113 69
1937 3 5 25 80 70
1938 1 3 19 84 68
1939 3 8 15 84 53
1940 6 0 16 95 53
1941 1 2 15 82 54
1942 0 4 12 52 29
1943 1 2 10 48 45
1944 3 2 15 52 60
1945 2 4 6 51 43
1946 2 3 11 63 36
1947 2 3 18 81 42
1948 3 4 13 94 51
1949 3 4 4 84 39
1950 5 5 20 97 54
1951 1 7 19 95 39
1952 1 4 12 72 28
1953 0 2 28 102 40
1954 1 2 14 83 43
1955 0 2 13 92 33
1956 0 5 23 102 25
1957 2 4 20 93 29
1958 0 9 13 84 39
1959 1 4 7 95 25
1960 2 7 15 84 23
1961 1 6 14 107 27
1962 1 3 27 108 43
1963 2 3 8 98 28
1964 4 4 17 121 51
1965 1 3 22 97 29
1966 2 3 11 104 40
1967 0 4 9 69 31
1968 1 3 6 76 37
1969 0 6 22 121 34
1970 5 4 16 144 30
1971 1 1 19 123 38
1972 4 4 21 126 24
1973 1 5 16 136 36
1974 1 3 13 86 42
1975 1 3 16 137 54
1976 6 6 9 111 39
1977 3 7 27 173 53
1978 3 5 10 132 52
1979 4 6 30 157 58
1980 5 5 21 162 52
1981 0 1 6 67 39
1982 1 4 20 150 35
1983 0 7 16 149 46
1984 4 3 19 125 46
1985 4 2 11 151 61
1986 2 4 11 157 54
1987 4 5 21 207 50
1988 3 12 13 143 49
1989 4 2 14 140 40
1990 1 2 23 165 33
1991 4 2 13 163 46
1992 1 5 18 160 40
1993 3 7 23 195 54
1994 1 4 11 213 46
1995 3 3 20 230 44
1996 3 8 25 278 42
1997 2 7 22 231 43
1998 3 3 27 245 42
1999 3 9 23 270 61
2000 5 13 24 296 58
2001 5 9 26 298 45
2002 2 4 23 258 63
2003 4 6 18 291 56
2004 6 5 22 260 61
2005 3 6 21 271 57
2006 5 10 22 279 61
2007 3 11 33 289 49
2008 5 6 28 261 50
2009 8 7 33 267 53
2010 4 4 27 221 47
2011 2 11 19 226 45
2012 4 9 16 241 51
2013 3 4 18 235 37
2014 1 8 16 204 51
2015 4 3 26 240 66

2 thoughts on ““A _____ short of the cycle …”

    • A B-R play index search for 2 doubles, a triple, a homer (or more) with no singles yields 25 games since 1913; all had exactly 4 hits. I’m not sure how many of these had their second double as their fourth hit.

      David Wright 2013-06-23
      Sam Fuld _ _ _2011-04-11
      Dustin Pedroia 2008-07-02
      Mark Teixeira 2004-09-13
      Juan Gonzalez 1998-08-31
      Melvin Nieves 1996-04-06
      Mike Blowers 1995-05-24
      Kevin Mitchell 1993-06-22
      Chris Sabo 1988-06-18
      Drl. Strawberry 1987-08-16
      Kevin Bass 1987-06-27
      Bob Horner 1985-07-13
      Lou Whitaker 1983-06-08
      Johnny Grubb 1982-08-08 (2)
      Willie Stargell 1973-09-17
      Don Baylor 1973-04-06
      Al Kaline _ 1956-06-30
      Sam Vico _ _ _1948-08-14
      Grady Hatton 1947-08-11
      Phil Weintraub 1944-04-30 (1)
      Hank Leiber 1935-08-18
      Wally Berger 1935-08-11 (1)
      Bob Fothergill 1931-07-28
      R. Wrightstone 1926-06-11
      Ty Cobb _ _ _ 1921-05-08

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