Writing about Richie Sexson this morning made me think of something I kick around from time to time.
The cycle is one of baseball's most notable individual performances, but in most cases it's something of a freak occurrence. Getting a single, double, triple and home run in the same game is certainly a notable feat, but a player who hits two doubles and two home runs has done more to help his team and will get less attention for doing so.
Today we're celebrating the players who have done more and gotten less credit. In franchise history there have been eleven "overcycles:" Games where a player had at least four hits and more than ten total bases. How many of the players involved can you name in five minutes?
The rules remain the same: Post your score in the comments but do not comment on any specific answer until after 6 pm Central time, so everyone gets a chance to try it out without having it spoiled for them. And, of course, there's no reason to cheat here, because there aren't any prizes.
Given five minutes to guess, it's possible a fair number of you will get ten of these. I'll be surprised if anyone gets eleven, but if you do be sure to post your time along with your score in the comments.
Have fun, and don't forget to post your score in the comments!
If you've finished that one and you're looking for more Brewer Sporcle today, here are this offseason's other quizzes:
- Name the Brewers from unlikely places.
- Name the Brewer third baseman since 1998.
- Name the highest paid Brewers by season.
- Name the Brewers who have appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot since 2009.
- Name the Brewers whose first or last name started with T.
- Name the 2011 Brewers: By playing time or by clues.
- Name the shortstops that have played in at least 149 games in a season since 2007.
- Name the Brewer single-season record holders for games played by position.
- Name the Brewers who have pitched at least 70 innings in a season with an ERA under 2.