A single, a double, a triple, and a home run. Hit them all in one game and the cycle is complete. Listed below is an alphabetical list of every player in the history of the American League who has hit for the cycle.
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"I get a kick out of watching a team defense me. A player moves two steps in one direction and I hit it two steps the other way. It goes right by his glove and I laugh." - Hall of Fame Player Rod Carew (Hit for the Cycle on May 20, 1970 with the Minnesota Twins)
Leon Culberson , Bob Fothergill , Charlie Gehringer , Tony Lazzeri , Gary Mathews Jr. , Jose Valentin , and Bob Watson each hit for the cycle in the American League in natural order — meaning they had their single first, their double second, their triple third and their home run last.
Jay Buhner , Jimmie Foxx , Jason Kubel , Nap Lajoie , Tony Lazzeri , Bengie Molina , and Miguel Tejeda are the only American League cycle hitters who capped off their cycle with a grand slam instead of a "mere" home run.