The Postseason Shy of a Cycle Report

by Bill Chuck on October 18, 2013

Mike Napoli had a single, double, and a homer last night in Boston’s 4-3 Game 5 victory over the Tigers.

There has never been a cycle in a postseason game, but Napoli’s combo was the 102nd of it’s kind.

These players have fallen a triple shy of a cycle multiple times

Rk Player # PA AB 1B H 2B 3B HR
1 Alex Rodriguez 3 16 15 4 11 4 0 3
2 Willie Stargell 2 10 10 2 7 3 0 2
3 Gary Sheffield 2 12 10 3 7 2 0 2
4 Manny Ramirez 2 10 7 2 6 2 0 2
5 Hideki Matsui 2 10 10 2 8 3 0 3
6 Roy Campanella 2 10 10 2 6 2 0 2
7 Yogi Berra 2 8 8 2 6 2 0 2
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These three have fallen a single shy of a cycle

Rk Player Date Series Gm# Tm Opp Rslt PA AB 1B R H 2B 3B HR
1 Andre Ethier 2009-10-10 NLDS 3 LAD STL W 5-1 5 5 0 2 3 1 1 1
2 Kazuo Matsui 2007-10-04 NLDS 2 COL PHI W 10-5 5 5 0 2 3 1 1 1
3 Lou Brock 1968-10-06 WS 4 STL DET W 10-1 5 5 0 2 3 1 1 1
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These 12 have fallen a double shy of a cycle

Rk Player Date Series Gm# Tm Opp Rslt PA AB 1B R H 2B 3B HR
1 Howie Kendrick 2009-10-19 ALCS 3 LAA NYY W 5-4 5 5 1 3 3 0 1 1
2 Garret Anderson 2005-10-07 ALDS 3 LAA NYY W 11-7 5 5 2 1 4 0 1 1
3 Scott Brosius 1999-10-13 ALCS 1 NYY BOS W 4-3 4 4 1 2 3 0 1 1
4 Fred McGriff 1996-10-17 NLCS 7 ATL STL W 15-0 5 5 1 4 3 0 1 1
5 Paul Molitor 1993-10-23 WS 6 TOR PHI W 8-6 5 5 1 3 3 0 1 1
6 Paul Molitor 1993-10-19 WS 3 TOR PHI W 10-3 5 4 1 3 3 0 1 1
7 Kirby Puckett 1991-10-26 WS 6 MIN ATL W 4-3 5 4 1 2 3 0 1 1
8 Rickey Henderson 1989-10-28 WS 4 OAK SFG W 9-6 6 6 1 2 3 0 1 1
9 Alan Trammell 1984-10-02 ALCS 1 DET KCR W 8-1 5 3 1 2 3 0 1 1
10 Pedro Guerrero 1981-10-28 WS 6 LAD NYY W 9-2 5 5 1 1 3 0 1 1
11 Davey Lopes 1978-10-05 NLCS 2 LAD PHI W 4-0 4 4 1 1 3 0 1 1
12 Elmer Smith 1920-10-10 WS 5 CLE BRO W 8-1 4 4 1 1 3 0 1 1
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26 have fallen a homer shy of a cycle

Rk Player Date Series Gm# Tm Opp Rslt PA AB 1B R H 2B 3B HR
1 Jacoby Ellsbury 2013-10-16 ALCS 4 BOS DET L 3-7 5 5 2 1 4 1 1 0
2 Hanley Ramirez 2013-10-06 NLDS 3 LAD ATL W 13-6 5 4 1 3 3 1 1 0
3 Carl Crawford 2008-10-14 ALCS 4 TBR BOS W 13-4 5 5 2 3 5 2 1 0
4 Carlos Guillen 2006-10-22 WS 2 DET STL W 3-1 4 3 1 1 3 1 1 0
5 Larry Walker 2004-10-13 NLCS 1 STL HOU W 10-7 5 5 1 3 3 1 1 0
6 Omar Vizquel 2001-10-13 ALDS 3 CLE SEA W 17-2 6 6 2 2 4 1 1 0
7 Paul O’Neill 2000-10-24 WS 3 NYY NYM L 2-4 4 4 1 0 3 1 1 0
8 Mike Stanley 1999-10-10 ALDS 4 BOS CLE W 23-7 6 6 3 3 5 1 1 0
9 Devon White 1993-10-20 WS 4 TOR PHI W 15-14 6 5 1 2 3 1 1 0
10 Milt Thompson 1993-10-20 WS 4 PHI TOR L 14-15 5 5 1 1 3 1 1 0
11 Gary Redus 1992-10-09 NLCS 3 PIT ATL W 3-2 4 3 1 1 3 1 1 0
12 Mark Lemke 1991-10-23 WS 4 ATL MIN W 3-2 4 4 1 1 3 1 1 0
13 Billy Hatcher 1990-10-17 WS 2 CIN OAK W 5-4 5 4 1 2 4 2 1 0
14 Mike Marshall 1988-10-10 NLCS 5 LAD NYM W 7-4 5 5 1 1 3 1 1 0
15 Mariano Duncan 1985-10-16 NLCS 6 LAD STL L 5-7 5 5 1 2 3 1 1 0
16 Bob Watson 1980-10-10 ALCS 3 NYY KCR L 2-4 4 4 1 0 3 1 1 0
17 Kiko Garcia 1979-10-12 WS 3 BAL PIT W 8-4 5 4 2 2 4 1 1 0
18 Freddie Patek 1977-10-08 ALCS 4 KCR NYY L 4-6 4 4 1 2 3 1 1 0
19 Jay Johnstone 1976-10-12 NLCS 3 PHI CIN L 6-7 5 4 1 1 3 1 1 0
20 Reggie Jackson 1973-10-14 WS 2 OAK NYM L 7-10 6 6 2 1 4 1 1 0
21 Vic Wertz 1954-09-29 WS 1 CLE NYG L 2-5 5 5 2 0 4 1 1 0
22 Irish Meusel 1923-10-14 WS 5 NYG NYY L 1-8 4 4 1 1 3 1 1 0
23 George Burns 1921-10-07 WS 3 NYG NYY W 13-5 6 6 2 1 4 1 1 0
24 Hank Gowdy 1914-10-09 WS 1 BSN PHA W 7-1 4 3 1 2 3 1 1 0
25 Buck Herzog 1912-10-09 WS 2 NYG BOS T 6-6 5 4 1 1 3 1 1 0
26 Red Murray 1912-10-09 WS 2 NYG BOS T 6-6 5 5 1 2 3 1 1 0
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