Elly De La Cruz Becomes Youngest MLB Player to Hit for Cycle in 51 Years

Elly De La Cruz is making Major League Baseball history…

The 21-year-old Dominican professional baseball infielder and Cincinnati Reds rookie became the youngest MLB player to hit for the cycle in 51 years during Friday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves.

Elly De La CruzDe La Cruz completed the cycle when he blasted a sixth-inning triple that scored teammate Jonathan India, giving the Reds an 11-7 lead.

He became the youngest player to hit for the cycle since Houston’s César Cedeño in 1972, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

De La Cruz is also the third player since 1901 to hit for the cycle within his first 15 career games.

De La Cruz also became the first Reds’ player to hit for the cycle since Eric Davis in 1989.

De La Cruz’s cycle included a third-inning home run, his third on the season.

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