BLUE JAYS 11, RANGERS 3 Aug. 17
The single is the easiest element to come by for a player trying to hit for the cycle, especially a 5'9" utility infielder with all of 15 home runs and 10 triples in his eight-year career. However, the Blue Jays' Jeff Frye had to resort to a bit of loafing to get his name in the record books. Having tripled in the second inning, doubled in the fifth and homered in the sixth, Frye came up with one out in the seventh and smacked a line drive into right centerfield. The ball rolled to the wall as Homer Bush, the runner on first base, scored easily. Frye ambled into second with an easy double, right?
Wrong. With Toronto cruising to a blowout victory—Bush's run made the score 11-3—Frye ran well past first base but returned to the bag, giving himself a single to become only the second Blue Jay to hit for the cycle. ( Kelly Gruber was the first, in 1989.) "When he got to first base, he asked me what he should do," said first base coach Garth Iorg. "I told him, 'Stay right here.' "