There have been 324 separate cycles recorded in Major League Baseball history since 1876. Only Brock Holt can say his came in the playoffs.
The Boston Red Sox infielder became the first player in baseball history to hit for the cycle in a postseason game, doing it during his team's 16-1 rout of the New York Yankees in Game 3 of the ALDS on Monday.
Holt, who was playing in his first game of the 2018 postseason, secured his place in history with a two-run homer into Yankee Stadium's short porch off New York's backup catcher Austin Romine, who was pitching the ninth inning in an effort to preserve his team's bullpen.
Holt notched half of his cycle during Boston's seven-run explosion in the fourth inning. He started the fourth-inning rally with a single off Luis Severino, then came up again later in the frame and tagged reliever Chad Green for a two-RBI triple that gave the Red Sox a 10-0 lead.
The double, which cashed in another Boston run, came in the eighth off Stephen Tarpley.
The 30-year-old finished 4-for-6 on the night with three runs scored and five RBIs.
"This is one I’ll remember for a long time," Holt said postgame, according to Chris Mason of The Eagle-Tribune.
This was the second cycle of Holt's career. He previously did it during the regular season on June 16, 2015 against Atlanta. Holt joins Hall of Fame second baseman Bobby Doerr as the only players to hit for the cycle twice in a Red Sox uniform, according to MLB Network.
It's the 23rd cycle in Red Sox franchise history, and the second for a Red Sox hitter this year after Mookie Betts also did it in August.