Which is rarer: A no-hitter or hitting for the cycle?

by Bill Chuck on July 20, 2013

Homer Bailey and Tim Lincecum have each pitch no-hitters this season.

Mike Trout and Brandon Barnes have each hit for the cycle this season.

I love a good contest – which is a rarer feat?

Here are the totals since 2000.

34 – No-hitters since 2000

But 17 since 2010

Rk Year #
1 2012 7
2 2010 5
3 2011 3
4 2008 3
5 2007 3
6 2001 3
7 2013 2
8 2009 2
9 2006 2
10 2003 2
11 2004 1
12 2002 1
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 7/20/2013.

58 – Cycles since 2000

But 12 since 2010

Rk Year #
1 2009 8
2 2004 6
3 2008 5
4 2006 5
5 2001 5
6 2000 5
7 2012 4
8 2010 4
9 2003 4
10 2007 3
11 2005 3
12 2013 2
13 2011 2
14 2002 2
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 7/20/2013.

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