No hitter vs. hit for cycle

We all know that no New York Mets pitcher has ever thrown a no hitter.

So why have nine Mets been able to accomplish a feat that’s slightly rarer than a no hitter?

A batter “hits for cycle” when he gets a single, double, triple and home run in the same game. There have been just 252 hits for cycle in Major League history, yet there’s been 270 no hitters thrown during that same period.

The Mets who have hit for cycle are Jim Hickman (Aug. 7, 1963), Tommie Agee (July 6, 1970), Mike Phillips (June 25, 1976), Keith Hernandez (July 4, 1985), Kevin McReynolds (Aug. 1, 1989), Alex Ochoa (July 3, 1996), John Olerud (Sept. 11, 1997), Eric Valent (July 29, 2004) and Jose Reyes (June 21, 2006).

We’ve prepared a
side-by-side comparison of these two rare feats and added it to our static pages.

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