TRIPLE CROWN IN BASEBALL

Every Triple Crown Winner in MLB History

The Triple Crown is "awarded" (received or honored with as no physical award exists) to the hitter who leads his own League in all three of these hitting statistics: 1: Home runs. 2: Batting average. 3: Runs batted in.

All three categories must be led or tied at the end of the season in order to be part of a Triple Crown performance. Few players have ever come close and when a player simply leads in two categories it is often a noteworthy achievement.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"Never swing at a ball you're fooled on or have trouble hitting." - Batting Advice from Triple Crown Winner (1942 & 1947) / Hall of Famer Ted Williams in Sport Magazine ( Ted Williams , December 1954, 'Hitting Advice', Page 34)

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American League Triple Crown Winners

American League Triple Crown Winners

1.
4.
2B
14
.426
125
n/a
2.
5.
RF
9
.377
107
n/a
3.
8.
1B
48
.356
163
4.
10.
1B
49
.363
165
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5.
12.
LF
36
.356
137
--
6.
13.
LF
32
.343
114
--
7.
14.
CF
52
.353
130
8.
15.
RF
49
.316
122
9.
16.
LF
44
.326
121
10.
17.
3B
44
.330
139
Triple CrownNational League Triple Crown Winners

National League Triple Crown Winners

1.
1.
CF
4
.358
50
n/a
2.
3.
CF
18
.440
145
n/a
3.
6.
2B
42
.401
152
--
4.
7.
2B
39
.403
143
5.
8.
RF
28
.368
120
--
6.
11.
LF
31
.374
154

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American Association Triple Crown Winners

1.
2.
LF
14
.435
123
n/a
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At the end of the 1887 season, Tip O'Neill also led the American Association in triples, doubles, total bases, slugging average, runs, on base percentage and hits!

Did you know that Ty Cobb , during his Triple Crown season ( 1909 ), simultaneously led the American League in stolen bases with seventy-six, making him the only Triple Crown ballplayer to also lead his league in stolen bases ?

Did you know that during their Triple Crown season, Ty Cobb ( 1909 ), Rogers Hornsby ( 1925 ), Lou Gehrig ( 1934 ), Ted Williams ( 1942 ), and Mickey Mantle ( 1956 ), not only led their respective League in all three categories, but their totals were the highest across Major League Baseball?

Several written sources include Heinie Zimmerman from 1912 ; however, both Baseball Almanac and Major League Baseball have corrected his RBI total (it was one-hundred three but should be ninety-nine) due to ongoing research into box scores.

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