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How sweet it is! Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Orlando Hudson celebrates after hitting a triple for a cycle, which launched him right into the record books yesterday. A cycle is a single, double, triple, and a home run in the same game. Hudson did it against the San Francisco Giants during the first home game of the 2009 season at Dodger Stadium.
A crowd of more than 50,000 was on hand to see Hudson’s fantastic hitting spree. The last Dodgers player to hit for the cycle was Wes Parker back on May 7, 1970 — 39 years ago! Also, it was the first time ever a Dodgers player had accomplished the feat at Dodger Stadium.
By the way, the Dodgers slammed the Giants 11-to-1.