Orlando Hudson Hits For The First Ever Cycle At Dodger Stadium
Total Pro Sports – It was a special day in Los Angeles on Monday Night as the Dodgers hosted their home opener, set a new record and beat up on San Francisco Giants 11-1.
Die hard Dodgers fans in attendance will always remember Monday April 13th, 2009, as on this day Dodgers second baseman Orlando Hudson became the first ever LA Dodger to hit for the cycle at Dodger Stadium.
O-Dog hit for the cycle in his first four at-bats going 4-5 on the night. He started the game off with a single, then hot a home run, then a double, then triple. The only other Dodger 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.
Do you believe that since 1962 since Dodger Stadium has opened, not one single Dodger player has ever hit for the cycle? The last Dodger to hit for the cycle was Gil Hodges, who did it for Brooklyn on June 25, 1949.
“My man, Mr. Jackie Robinson, took care of me,” he said, referring to the Dodger who broke major league baseball’s color barrier on April 15, 1947. “It’s a heck of a day. I didn’t know I had the cycle going on.” [SportsLine]
It couldn’t of happened to a greater individual, congrats O-DOG.