With Scott Hairston hitting for the cycle on Friday during an 18-9 loss to the Colorado Rockies, the Mets have now have had 10 of the rare feats in their 50-year history.
For the other feat that’s just slightly more rare – the no-hitter – the Mets of course have none.
Hairston did it in his first four at-bats, hitting a second-inning single, a homer to left in the fourth and a fifth-inning triple to center before completing the feat with a sixth-inning double.
Over baseball’s history, players have had 293 hits for cycle (272 in the N.L. and A.L.), while there have been 273 sanctioned no-hitters thrown in Major League history (250 in the N.L. and A.L.).
So for the Mets to have 10 in one rare feat category and zero in another is quite odd.
For the record, the only two teams to never have a cycle are the San Diego Padres and the Florida Marlins.
The Padres are the only team to have neither a no-no or a cycle.
For a comparison of these feats, visit our No-hitter vs. hit for cycle page.