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Latter-day Saint Teen Credits God After Achieving What No MLB Player Has Ever Done

by | Mar. 01, 2019

FunMormon Life

“For some reason, Heavenly Father guided me here,” Danielle Gibson says of her college softball career.

Latter-day Saint teenage slugger Danielle Gibson lists a highlight on her “long ball” resume that no big leaguer (not Babe Ruth, not Bryce Harper, not even Hank Aaron) can claim: a home run cycle.

For sports fans and stats nerds, a home run cycle is a mythical, seemingly unattainable feat — the stuff of video games and cheat codes. Major League Baseball has been around for 150 years and not a single player has hit a home run cycle.

But the next time Danielle Gibson — a lifelong Church member and a University of Arkansas softball player — hits for the home run cycle, it will be a repeat performance.

For the uninformed or indifferent, a home run cycle is hitting a solo, a 2-run, and a 3-run home run, and a grand slam, all in the same game.

Story by Jason Swenson, lead image a screenshot from Church News
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