Jeff Frye

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2001 Topps Traded Gold #T27 Jeff Frye

Jeffrey Dustin Frye

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Jeff Frye was signed by the Texas Rangers and scouts Jim Dreyer and Doug Gassaway as a 30th round pick in the 1988 amateur draft.

Frye hit for the cycle on August 17, 2001, becoming the second Toronto Blue Jays player to do so. The other, Kelly Gruber, who had hit his in 1989, was at the game. With only the single remaining and the score 11-2 in Toronto's favor, Frye smoked a ball into the right-center field gap, but stopped at first base rather than coast into second; he later recounted: "I was looking at first base coach Garth Iorg and saying, 'What do I do?! What do I do?!' and he goes, 'Stop! Stop!'" There would not be another cycle hit by a Blue Jays player until Cavan Biggio in 2019.

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