Cavan Biggio matches HOF dad by hitting for cycle
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It took Cavan Biggio a mere 89 games to match his Hall of Fame dad.

The Toronto Blue Jays' rookie second baseman had the finest performance of his young career Tuesday night, hitting for the cycle against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards.

Biggio clinched the cycle with a two-run triple in the ninth inning off Mychal Givens. After striking out in his first at-bat, Biggio homered to start the cycle in the third inning, singled in the sixth, and doubled in the eighth before his three-bagger in the ninth.


He finished his night 4-for-5 with three runs scored, four RBIs, and two stolen bases, making him the first player to record a pair of steals during a cycle since Milwaukee's Charlie Moore in 1980, per Sportsnet Stats.

Biggio's father Craig Biggio also hit for the cycle during his Hall of Fame career, doing so on April 8, 2002. Cavan's cycle put the Biggios in rare company, joining Gary and Daryle Ward as MLB's only father-son duos to have each hit for the milestone, according to Stats By Stats.

''I did know my dad had one,'' Cavan Biggio said, according to The Associated Press. ''I have a ticket to the game he got it in in my room my whole life. I didn't think I was going to get up there for the opportunity.''

Craig Biggio was watching from Houston, where he works for the Astros, and was beaming with pride at his son's accomplishment.

"This whole year has been hard to put into words and obviously your son to hit for the cycle in his first year in the big leagues - and his mom drove down there to watch him play - makes it even more special," Craig told Brian McTaggart of

"I'm just so excited to see him out there," added Patty Biggio, who was in attendance on Tuesday, according to Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun. "I see so much of his dad when he played."

The 24-year-old became the third Blue Jay to hit for the cycle, joining Kelly Gruber (1989) and Jeff Frye (2001). Biggio's is the team's first to come on the road.

The rookie's cycle, the 330th in MLB history, is the sixth to be hit this season.

Biggio is also the first visiting player to hit for the cycle in the 27-year history of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, according to Joe Trezza of

Biggio is now hitting .230/.361/.425 with 14 homers, 42 RBIs, and 13 steals through 380 plate appearances for Toronto.

Cavan Biggio matches HOF dad by hitting for cycle
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