Thursday, August 13, 2009

Grandpa Roy Column Answer

Hey guys, good job with the last question. Here it is again, just in case you want to see it one more time:

Recently Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki hit for the cycle becoming only the second player in major league history to 'cycle' and pull off an unassisted triple play. Who is the other player?

Of course the 1st player is Tulo, and the second player is as Offy said, John Valentin. Dan from the Other World got the answer after, he will be credited a 1/2 point. Offy gets 1 full point. Good job, getting it not even an hour in, but at least I know you didn't cheat, because you got to see both being a Sox fan.

As for Valentin, he played 11 years in the bigs, 10 of them with the Red Sox. He eventually was replaced by Nomar Garciaparra, and made his way over to the Mets for his final season. He pulled an unassisted triple play and hit for the cycle, being the 1 of 2 players now that ever accomplished the feat. Valentin hit for a career batting average of .279, with 124 HR, and 558 RBI. He averaged 11 homers per year and 50 RBI yearly. His best season was 1995, when he hit 27 homers and had 102 RBI, and he placed 9th in MVP voting and won a silver slugger award. You can find his career stats here.

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