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Brewers' Jody Gerut hits for the cycle

May 8, 2010, 11:21 PM EDT

gerut follow through.jpgBrewers outfielder Jody Gerut hit for the cycle during Saturday’s rout of the Diamondbacks, tallying a solo homer in the second inning, a bases-loading single in the third, an RBI triple in the fourth and a two-run double in the ninth.  Quite an evening for the 32-year-old .262/.326/.433 career hitter.

Gerut’s cycle is only the fourth in Brewers history.  The last guy to do it?  According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, it was Chad Moeller back in 2004.  There’s a joke on the tip of my tongue having something to do with a blind squirrel and a nut, but let’s just focus on the positive and celebrate the accomplishment.

The Brewers are a disappointing 14-16 on the year, so it’s nice that the people have something to smile about for the night.  Gerut, a utility outfielder most nights, may have earned himself some additional playing time.  It’s not like Corey Hart is making much noise at the plate, and he’s certainly not making history.

  1. jwb - May 9, 2010 at 12:06 AM

    Brewer cycles:
    04/27/2004 Chad Moeller MIL NL CIN MIL Miller Park
    05/15/1991 Paul Molitor MIL AL MIN MIN Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
    10/01/1980 Charlie Moore MIL AL CAL CAL Angel Stadium of Anaheim

  2. joshjs - May 9, 2010 at 1:34 AM

    Jody Gerut, 05-08-2010
    Chad Moeller, 04-27-2004
    Paul Molitor, 05-15-1991
    Robin Yount, 06-12-1988
    Charlie Moore, 10-01-1980
    Mike Hegan, 09-03-1976

  3. joshjs - May 9, 2010 at 1:49 AM

    So, uh, the article stating that this is the fourth cycle in Brewers history? Incorrect. Someone should fix that, I suppose.

  4. jwb - May 9, 2010 at 5:55 AM

    joshsj: D’Oh. I found three others and stopped looking.

  5. jwb - May 9, 2010 at 1:35 PM

    Also
    06/12/1988 Robin Yount MIL AL CHA CHA Comiskey Park I
    Sorry I misspelled your handle, joshjs.

  6. H R Coursen - May 9, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    Was Chet Laabs the last St. Louis Brown to hit for the cycle?

  7. jwb - May 9, 2010 at 3:28 PM

    Looks like George McQuinn.
    07/19/1941 George McQuinn SLA AL BOS SLA Sportsman’s Park III
    05/23/1929 Ski Melillo SLA AL CLE CLE League Park II
    04/17/1924 Baby Doll Jacobson SLA AL CHA CHA Comiskey Park I
    08/13/1921 George Sisler SLA AL DET DET Tiger Stadium
    08/08/1920 George Sisler SLA AL WS1 SLA Sportsman’s Park III
    Here’s the url for your cycling pleasure:
    http://www.retrosheet.org/cycles.htm

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