On April 16, 1989 — At Exhibition Stadium  Blue Jay third baseman Kelly Gruber becomes the first player to hit for the cycle in franchise history during the team’s 15-8 win against Kansas City. The 27 year-old All-Star infielder’s Toronto teammates buy him a tricycle in recognition of the accomplishment.

Gruber homered in the first and doubled in the second off Floyd Bannister. He tripled in the 7th off Tom Gordon and completed the cycle singling in the 8th off Jerry Don Gleaton. Gruber went 4-6 with 6 RBI’s.


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