When the Red Sox traded for veteran infielder Aaron Hill last month, I completely forgot that he was the Aaron Hill--that is until a few days ago when I stumbled across a blog I wrote four years ago.
On June 18, 2012, Hill hit for the cycle--something most ball players are never able to accomplish. Then, on June 29, only 11 days later, he did it again. That's basically the equivalent of a pitcher throwing no-hitters in two out of three starts. There's much more in my post from 2012 about how unlikely Hill's pair of cycles were.
Just last week, Sox pitcher Steven Wright did something that may be even more improbable:
How about the fact that Steven Wright, a pitcher, tagged 2 guys out at the plate in 1 inning today. That absolutely has to be an MLB record.— Mark Van Deusen (@LucidSportsFan) July 31, 2016
Both of these remind me of another piece from the very early days of LucidSportsFan.com:
J.D. Drew had the chance to set the most unbreakable record in the history of any sport ever
(Apologies the for lack of capital letters and poor formatting.)