SAN FRANCISCO -- D-backs infielder Aaron Hill was one swing away from history Tuesday night.
In his first three at-bats against the Giants, Hill had a double, single and home run, which left him just a triple away from hitting for the cycle.
Hitting for the cycle is an accomplishment in and of itself, but had Hill found a way to triple in one of his final three plate appearances, he would have become the first player in Major League history to hit three cycles in a season.
As it is, Hill's two cycles put him in a very small group. The only other player to hit two cycles in the same season since 1900 was Babe Herman, who accomplished it in 1931.
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said the dugout was abuzz about the possibility of Hill doing it again, but Hill does not like to focus on it.
Hill legged out an infield single, was walked intentionally and singled to left-center in his final three trips to the plate.
"Hopefully I'll get another shot at it," Hill said. "You just go up there and try to find a pitch to hit, and if it happens to be the one that completes a cycle, that's awesome, but if you get any kind of hit, it's awesome."