Cardinals prospect completes historic ‘home run cycle’


A traditional baseball hitting “cycle” involves a player reaching base in a game via a single, a double, a triple and a home run. Cycles are so rare at the highest level that they almost always elicit standing ovations from both home and visiting fans when they do happen.

As noted by Rob Terranova of the MLB website and Matthew Neschis of the New York Post, St. Louis Cardinals infield prospect Chandler Redmond went one massive step further while featuring for the Double-A Springfield Cardinals versus the Amarillo Sod Poodles on Wednesday night. Redmond belted solo, two-run, three-run and grand-slam home runs in what became a 21-4 blowout victory.