Tour de Dodger Stadium
For you cycle enthusiasts, we’ve been hard at work coming up with interesting factoids about Orlando Hudson’s cycle, which came in his first game as a Dodger at Dodger Stadium.
It’s the first by a Dodger since May 7, 1970…a date etched in my head for years as we’ve had so many guys come close.
It’s just the second ever by a Dodger, joining Wes Parker, who had the one in 1970
It’s the first by a Dodger in a non extra-inning game since Gil Hodges in 1949
It’s the second ever in this stadium…only Jim Fregosi (when the Angels played here in 1964) had hit one in this ballpark
It’s the first in any Dodger game since the Phillies’ Gregg Jefferies on Aug. 25, 1995 (turns out, this is wrong. Our TV producer, Brad Zager, just pointed out that Cristian Guzman did it against us last night).
It’s just the ninth in franchise history…
And wouldn’t you know, with Jackie Robinson Day coming up on Wednesday, Jackie is one of the other eight…
Feel free to peruse one of the best sites on the web, retrosheet.org for more info on cycles.