Orlando Hudson Hits for Historic Cycle
Hudson hit for the cycle in his first four at-bats, starting with a single, then a homer, then a double then a triple against the Giants. The only other LA player to hit for the cycle was Wes Parker, who did it in 10 innings on May 7, 1970 at Shea Stadium in New York.
The last Dodgers player to hit for the cycle in a nine-inning game was Gil Hodges, who did it for Brooklyn on June 25, 1949.
Hudson actually had no idea what he'd done, though.
He returned to the dugout and was being congratulated and he had "had no idea why. I didn't know why they were cheering."
After Hudson was told that he had hit for the cycle, the significance of the accomplishment hit him. He said this ranked as his No. 1 baseball moment. And he had a message fans of his new team.
"Please don't expect this every game," he said. "This is a hard enough game as it is."