[7/30/2016] Kosuke Fukudome becomes fourth player to hit for multiple cycles

Kosuke Fukudome hit for the cycle during tonight’s game against the Chunichi Dragons at Koshien Stadium. This was the second cycle of his career. He recorded his first cycle on June 8, 2003. He joined Fumio Fujimura (October 2, 1948 and May 25, 1950), Hiromi Matsunaga (October 8, 1982 and May 24, 1991), and Robert Rose (May 2, 1995; April 29, 1997; and June 30, 1999) as the only players in NPB history to record multiple cycles during their career. Sixty-four players have now hit for the cycle sixty-nine times. At thirty-nine years and three months, Fukudome is the oldest player to hit for the cycle. The previous record of thirty-six years and six months was set by Koji Yamamoto on April 30, 1983.

  • 2nd inning: home run to right
  • 4th inning: single to center
  • 5th inning: triple to right-center
  • 6th inning: double to left

The YouTube links below were working as of July 30, 10:30pm.

YouTube 1, YouTube 2

Source: Sponichi 7/30/2016

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