Jose Altuve & Tony Wolters missed the cycle by a triple – that makes 124 for the season

by Bill Chuck on June 26, 2016

The Astros’ great second baseman Jose Altuve went 4-5 yesterday against the Royals. He had a single, double and homer and missed the missed the cycle when he tripped heading to second base on his way to a triple.

Altuve’s trip, not triple

Different looks, different announcers, read Jose’s lips.

And also yesterday, Colorado’s Tony Wolters hit his first major league homer and and had a double and a single as the Rockies throttled the Diamondbacks.

That now makes 124 times this season that a player has fallen a triple shy of the cycle, which means shouldn’t we stop pointing it out?

20 players this season have missed the cycle by a triple more than once this season

Rk Player # PA AB 1B H 2B 3B HR
1 Wil Myers 4 18 16 4 12 4 0 4
2 Nolan Arenado 4 21 18 4 13 4 0 5
3 Melvin Upton 3 14 12 4 10 3 0 3
4 Jose Altuve 3 14 14 4 11 4 0 3
5 Mark Trumbo 2 9 8 2 6 2 0 2
6 George Springer 2 10 9 2 6 2 0 2
7 J.T. Realmuto 2 9 9 4 8 2 0 2
8 Daniel Murphy 2 9 9 3 7 2 0 2
9 Andrew McCutchen 2 9 9 2 6 2 0 2
10 Victor Martinez 2 10 10 3 7 2 0 2
11 Manny Machado 2 9 9 3 7 2 0 2
12 Francisco Lindor 2 8 8 2 6 2 0 2
13 Adam Lind 2 10 10 2 7 2 0 3
14 Desmond Jennings 2 10 9 2 6 2 0 2
15 Carlos Gonzalez 2 10 10 3 7 2 0 2
16 Paul Goldschmidt 2 9 9 2 6 2 0 2
17 Johnny Giavotella 2 8 8 3 7 2 0 2
18 Michael Conforto 2 8 7 2 6 2 0 2
19 Melky Cabrera 2 9 9 3 7 2 0 2
20 Carlos Beltran 2 10 9 2 7 3 0 2
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 6/26/2016.

Top 10: A triple shy of the cycle (since 1913)

Rk Player # PA AB 1B H 2B 3B HR Tm
1 Lou Gehrig 42 216 196 49 142 49 0 44 NYY
2 Babe Ruth 41 206 182 50 139 46 0 43 BOS,NYY
3 Alex Rodriguez 39 196 178 43 125 42 0 40 SEA,TEX,NYY
4 Ted Williams 35 169 156 41 114 37 0 36 BOS
5 Barry Bonds 35 163 150 37 110 35 0 38 PIT,SFG
6 Albert Pujols 33 162 151 39 111 35 0 37 STL,LAA
7 Billy Williams 32 157 149 39 107 34 0 34 CHC,OAK
8 Stan Musial 32 166 156 44 111 35 0 32 STL
9 Rogers Hornsby 32 156 138 36 102 33 0 33 STL,NYG,BSN,CHC
10 Juan Gonzalez 32 153 146 40 108 32 0 36 TEX,DET,CLE,KCR
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 6/26/2016.

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