MLB Natural Cycles

by cckeith - 14 cards (Last updated on Aug 6, 2019)



1. 1990 Target Dodgers #915 Bill Collins


October 6, 1910

Bill Collins was 4 for 6, with 4 RBI and 4 runs scored as the Boston Doves defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 20-7 at South End Grounds. Attendance for this game was only 985!


2. 1928 Exhibits W461 #45 Bob Fothergill


September 26, 1926

Bob Fothergill was 5 for 5, with 4 RBI and 4 runs scored as the Tigers defeated the Boston Red Sox 11-2 in the first game of a Sunday doubleheader at Navin Field.


3. 1932 U.S. Caramel (R328) #18 Tony Lazzeri


June 3, 1932

Tony Lazzeri was 5 for 6, with 6 RBI and 3 runs scored as the Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Athletics 20-13 at Shibe Park.


4. 1939 Play Ball #50 Charlie Gehringer


May 27, 1939

Charlie Gehringer was 4 for 5, with 4 RBI and 2 runs scored as the Tigers defeated the St. Louis Browns 12-5 at Briggs Stadium in Detroit.


5. 1946 Boston Red Sox Picture Pack #NNO Leon Culberson


July 3, 1943

Leon Culberson was 4 for 5, with 2 RBI, 3 runs scored and 1 walk as the Red Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians 12-4 at Cleveland Stadium.


6. 1963 Topps #107 Jim Hickman


August 7, 1963

Jim Hickman was 4 for 5, with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored as the Mets defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 7-3 at the Polo Grounds.


7. 1964 Topps #160 Ken Boyer


June 16, 1964

Ken Boyer was 4 for 5, with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored as the Cardinals defeated the Houston Colt 45s 7-1 at Colt Stadium.

Boyer was voted NL MVP in 1964 and the Cardinals went on to defeat the New York Yankees in the World Series.


8. 1966 Topps #580 Billy Williams


July 17, 1966

Billy Williams was 4 for 5, with 2 RBI and 4 runs scored as the Cubs defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 in the second game of a doubleheader at Busch Stadium.


9. 1976 Topps #397 Tim Foli


April 21-22, 1976

Tim Foli was 4 for 5, with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored as the Expos defeated the Chicago Cubs 12-6 in a wild game at Wrigley Field.

This game was delayed multiple times by rain and as the weather continued to threaten, the Expos (who had a big lead) tried to rush through the top of the 5th inning so the game could be official. Foli hit a screamer down the left field line in the 5th and easily got to third base for his triple--but he kept on running and was thrown out at home! He later admitted that he kept running because they needed outs.

Eventually, the game was suspended after 6 innings due to darkness (Wrigley Field still did not have lights in 1976). This meant that it had to be resumed the next day. Foli argued vehemently with the umpires that the game should be called due to rain, but to no avail.

The next day, Foli hit his home run in the top of the 8th inning and history was made.


10. 1979 Topps #130 Bob Watson


September 15, 1979

Bob Watson was 4 for 5, with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles 10-2 at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore.

Watson began the 1979 season with the Houston Astros, but was traded to Boston on June 13.

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