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Braves 1B Freddie Freeman Becoming MLB’s New ‘Mr.Cycle’

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Wednesday was historic for young Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman. The up and coming superstar must’ve been in the zone against the Miami Marlins that night because he became just the second Braves player ever to hit for the cycle twice in his career.

For those who don’t remember what hitting for the cycle means – it’s when a batter hits a single, double, triple and homer. Aside from just getting four hits in a given game, getting a triple always seems to be the hardest part in going for the cycle.

In the 11-9 win for the Braves over the Marlins, Freeman went 4-for-5 with two RBI and he even drew a walk. The four-hit outing raised his average to .301 on the season.

Freeman’s night went like this:

1st inning – double to deep right
4th inning – triple to right
5th inning – single to right
6th inning – Two-run homer
8th inning – Intentionally walked
9th inning – Flyout to left

“My wife, we had breakfast this morning and we had two cappuccinos delivered — and she chose the cappuccino and she handed it to me and said this is the one with a lot of hits in it” Freeman said after the game.

“So I have to give this one up to my wife, Chelsea, because if it wasn’t for the right cappuccino pick, I wouldn’t be here talking to you guys.”

The first cycle for Freeman came five years ago against the Cincinnati Reds on June 15th, 2016.

The last Braves player before Freeman now to hit for two cycles in his career is Herman Long, who hit for a pair of cycles in 1896 and 1900.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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