What are the most recent cycles in Texas Rangers history?

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A few weeks ago against the Detroit Tigers, Marcus Semien had a three-hit day, ending up a triple short of the cycle. Fans were hoping the durable slugger made history, but it wasn't meant to be.

Cycles are a rare and exciting feat. It's a combination of having an incredible day at the plate with four hits and having some luck that one of them will take a weird bounce and allow for a triple (that's always the hardest one to pull off). On the heels of Semien's near miss, it seemed fitting to look into some of the notable Rangers that have hit for the cycle.

What are the most recent cycles in Texas Rangers history?

Recent Hall of Fame inductee Adrian Beltre is the perfect man to lead off this list. And he did it twice as a Ranger, the only player in the organization's history to do so. The firt came on Aug. 24, 2012 against the Minnesota Twins and the second was nearly exactly three years later on Aug. 3, 2015 against the rival Houston Astros. Beltre hit for three cycles in his career and all three were at the old Rangers Ballpark. His first one came as a member of the Mariners.

In fact both players in the cover picture hit for the cycle as Rangers. Shin-Soo Choo also achieved this feat in 2015, just 13 days prior to Adrian Beltre's. Choo hit for his cycle at Coors Field against the Rockies, becoming the first Asian player in MLB to do so. This cycle was a big moment in a rebound 2015 season for Choo after he had a very down year in 2014.

Another notable Ranger and fan-favorite during the back-to-back AL pennant days, Ian Kinsler, also hit for the cycle during his time in Arlington. Kinsler's cycle would come a year prior to the consecutive World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011. He achieved the feat against the Baltimore Orioles on April 15, 2009 at home, and he recorded a hit in all six of his at-bats that day. It was also in one of the two seasons in which he hit 30 home runs and stole 30 bases.

Mark Texeira is more notable as a Yankee, but is still an important name in Rangers history. Texeira achieved his cycle in just his second year on the Rangers big league roster on Aug. 17, 2004. He would go on to win the Silver Slugger award for the best hitting first baseman in the AL in both 2004 and 2005.

But the most recent cycle in Rangers team history comes by way of Carlos Gomez on April 29, 2017. Gomez was known as a fiery and flamboyant player throughout his whole career, so it's only fitting he's one of a select group to achieve this exciting feat multiple times in his career, with the first occurring in 2008.

It's been seven years since we've seen a Ranger hit for the cycle. Semien may have barely missed a few weeks ago, but fans certainly wouldn't be surprised if he's the next one to do it. The Rangers could certainly use another big day from someone, as the offense has surprisingly underwhelmed to start the 2024 season.