Year by Year Leaders for Triples

Ever wonder who had the most triples the year you were born? How about players from you favorite team — have they ever led the league in triples?

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a year-by-year leaderboard in Major League triples for every season since 1876. Note: A bold faced entry denotes that the player was active during the previous Major League season.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"Pitchers used to have it all their own way then, spitballs, emory balls and whatnot." - Triples Leader (1902-1903, 1910, 1913-1915) Sam Crawford

Triples
Year-by-Year Leaders

'1876 - 2020'

1876 - - - 1876

Ross Barnes

14

Chicago

1877 - - - 1877

Deacon White

11

Boston

1878 - - - 1878

Tom York

10

Providence

1879 - - - 1879

Buttercup Dickerson

14

Cincinnati

1880 - - - 1880

Harry Stovey

14

Worcester

1881 - - - 1881

Jack Rowe

11

Buffalo

1882 - - - 1882

Roger Connor

18

Troy

1883 - - - 1883

Dan Brouthers

17

Buffalo

1884 - - - 1884

Buck Ewing

20

New York

1885 - - - 1885

Jim O'Rourke

16

New York

1886 - - - 1886

Roger Connor

20

New York

1887 - - - 1887

Sam Thompson

23

Detroit

1888 - - - 1888

Dick Johnston

18

Boston

1889 - - - 1889

Walt Wilmot

19

Washington

1890 - - - 1890

John Reilly

26

Cincinnati

1891 - - - 1891

Harry Stovey

20

Boston

1892 - - - 1892

Ed Delahanty

21

Philadelphia

1893 - - - 1893

Perry Werden

29

St. Louis

1894 - - - 1894

Heinie Reitz

31

Baltimore

1895 - - - 1895

Kip Selbach

22

Washington

1896 - - - 1896

Tom McCreery

21

Louisville

George Van Haltren

New York

1897 - - - 1897

Harry Davis

28

Pittsburgh

1898 - - - 1898

John Anderson

22

Brooklyn

Washington

1899 - - - 1899

Jimmy Williams

27

Pittsburgh

1900 - - - 1900

Honus Wagner

22

Pittsburgh

1901 Bill Keister

21

Baltimore 1901

Jimmy Sheckard

19

Brooklyn

Jimmy Williams Baltimore
1902 Jimmy Williams

21

Baltimore 1902

Sam Crawford

22

Cincinnati

Tommy Leach

Pittsburgh

1903 Sam Crawford

25

Detroit 1903

Honus Wagner

19

Pittsburgh

1904 Joe Cassiday

19

Washington 1904

Harry Lumley

18

Brooklyn

Buck Freeman Boston
Chick Stahl Boston
1905 Elmer Flick

18

Cleveland 1905

Cy Seymour

21

Cincinnati

1906 Elmer Flick

22

Cleveland 1906

Fred Clarke

13

Pittsburgh

Frank Schulte

Chicago

1907 Elmer Flick

18

Cleveland 1907

Whitey Alperman

16

Brooklyn

John Ganzel

Cincinnati

1908 Ty Cobb

20

Detroit 1908

Honus Wagner

19

Pittsburgh

1909 Home Run Baker

19

Philadelphia 1909

Mike Mitchell

17

Cincinnati

1910 Sam Crawford

19

Detroit 1910

Mike Mitchell

18

Cincinnati

1911 Ty Cobb

24

Detroit 1911

Larry Doyle

25

New York

1912 Joe Jackson

26

Cleveland 1912

Chief Wilson

36

Pittsburgh

1913 Sam Crawford

23

Detroit 1913

Vic Saier

21

Chicago

1914 Sam Crawford

26

Detroit 1914

Max Carey

17

Pittsburgh

1915 Sam Crawford

19

Detroit 1915

Tom Long

25

St. Louis

1916 Joe Jackson

21

Chicago 1916

Bill Hinchman

16

Pittsburgh

1917 Ty Cobb

24

Detroit 1917

Rogers Hornsby

17

St. Louis

1918 Ty Cobb

14

Detroit 1918

Jake Daubert

15

Brooklyn

1919 Bobby Veach

17

Detroit 1919

Hy Myers

14

Brooklyn

Billy Southworth

Pittsburgh

1920 Joe Jackson

20

Chicago 1920

Hy Myers

22

Brooklyn

1921 Howie Shanks

18

Washington 1921

Rogers Hornsby

18

St. Louis

George Sisler St. Louis

Ray Powell

Boston

Jack Tobin St. Louis
1922 George Sisler

18

St. Louis 1922

Jake Daubert

22

Cincinnati

1923 Goose Goslin

18

Washington 1923

Max Carey

19

Pittsburgh

Sam Rice Washington

Pie Traynor

Pittsburgh

1924 Wally Pipp

19

New York 1924

Edd Roush

21

Cincinnati

1925 Goose Goslin

20

Washington 1925

Kiki Cuyler

26

Pittsburgh

1926 Lou Gehrig

20

New York 1926

Paul Waner

22

Pittsburgh

1927 Earle Combs

23

New York 1927

Paul Waner

18

Pittsburgh

1928 Earle Combs

21

New York 1928

Jim Bottomley

20

St. Louis

1929 Charlie Gehringer

19

Detroit 1929

Lloyd Waner

20

Pittsburgh

1930 Earle Combs

22

New York 1930

Adam Comorosky

23

Pittsburgh

1931 Roy Johnson

19

Detroit 1931

Bill Terry

20

New York

1932 Joe Cronin

18

Washington 1932

Babe Herman

19

Cincinnati

1933 Heinie Manush

17

Washington 1933

Arky Vaughan

19

Pittsburgh

1934 Ben Chapman

13

New York 1934

Joe Medwick

18

St. Louis

1935 Joe Vosmik

20

Cleveland 1935

Ival Goodman

18

Cincinnati

1936 Earl Averill

15

Cleveland 1936

Ival Goodman

14

Cincinnati

Joe DiMaggio New York
Red Rolfe New York
1937 Mike Kreevich

16

Chicago 1937

Arky Vaughan

17

Pittsburgh

Dixie Walker Chicago
1938 Jeff Heath

18

Cleveland 1938

Johnny Mize

16

St. Louis

1939 Buddy Lewis

16

Washington 1939

Billy Herman

18

Chicago

1940 Barney McCosky

19

Detroit 1940

Arky Vaughan

15

Pittsburgh

1941 Jeff Heath

20

Cleveland 1941

Pete Reiser

17

Brooklyn

1942 Stan Spence

15

Washington 1942

Enos Slaughter

17

St. Louis

1943 Johnny Lindell

12

New York 1943

Stan Musial

20

St. Louis

Wally Moses Chicago
1944 Johnny Lindell

16

New York 1944

Johnny Barrett

19

Pittsburgh

Snuffy Stirnweiss New York
1945 Snuffy Stirnweiss

22

New York 1945

Luis Olmo

13

Brooklyn

1946 Hank Edwards

16

Cleveland 1946

Stan Musial

20

St. Louis

1947 Tommy Henrich

13

New York 1947

Harry Walker

16

Philadelphia

St. Louis

1948 Tommy Henrich

14

New York 1948

Stan Musial

18

St. Louis

1949 Dale Mitchell

23

Cleveland 1949

Stan Musial

13

St. Louis

Enos Slaughter

St. Louis

1950 Dom DiMaggio

11

Boston 1950

Richie Ashburn

14

Philadelphia

Bobby Doerr Boston
Hoot Evers Detroit
1951 Minnie Minoso

14

Chicago 1951

Gus Bell

12

Pittsburgh

Cleveland

Stan Musial

St. Louis

1952 Bobby Avila

11

Cleveland 1952

Bobby Thomson

14

New York

1953 Jim Rivera

16

Chicago 1953

Jim Gilliam

17

Brooklyn

1954 Minnie Minoso

18

Chicago 1954

Willie Mays

13

New York

1955 Andy Carey

11

New York 1955

Dale Long

13

Pittsburgh

Mickey Mantle New York

Willie Mays

New York

1956 Jackie Jensen

11

Boston 1956

Bill Bruton

15

Milwaukee

Jim Lemon Washington
Minnie Minoso Chicago
Harry Simpson Kansas City
1957 Hank Bauer

9

New York 1957

Willie Mays

20

New York

Gil McDougald New York
Harry Simpson Kansas City
New York
1958 Vic Power

10

Cleveland 1958

Richie Ashburn

13

Philadelphia

Kansas City
1959 Bob Allison

9

Washington 1959

Wally Moon

11

Los Angeles

Charlie Neal

Los Angeles

1960 Nellie Fox

10

Chicago 1960

Bill Bruton

13

Milwaukee

1961 Jake Wood

14

Detroit 1961

George Altman

12

Chicago

1962 Gino Cimoli

15

Kansas City 1962

Johnny Callison

10

Philadelphia

Willie Davis

Los Angeles

Bill Virdon

Pittsburgh

Maury Wills

Los Angeles

1963 Zoilo Versalles

13

Minnesota 1963

Vada Pinson

14

Cincinnati

1964 Rich Rollins

10

Minnesota 1964

Dick Allen

13

Philadelphia

Zoilo Versalles Minnesota

Ron Santo

Chicago

1965 Bert Campaneris

12

Kansas City 1965

Johnny Callison

16

Philadelphia

Zoilo Versalles Minnesota
1966 Bobby Knoop

11

California 1966

Tim McCarver

13

St. Louis

1967 Paul Blair

12

Baltimore 1967

Vada Pinson

13

Cincinnati

1968 Jim Fregosi

13

California 1968

Lou Brock

14

St. Louis

1969 Del Unser

8

Washington 1969

Roberto Clemente

12

Pittsburgh

1970 Cesar Tovar

13

Minnesota 1970

Willie Davis

16

Los Angeles

1971 Freddie Patek

11

Kansas City 1971

Roger Metzger

11

Houston

Joe Morgan

Houston

1972 Carlton Fisk

9

Boston 1972

Larry Bowa

13

Philadelphia

Joe Rudi Oakland
1973 Al Bumbry

11

Baltimore 1973

Roger Metzger

14

Houston

Rod Carew Minnesota
1974 Mickey Rivers

11

California 1974

Ralph Garr

17

Atlanta

1975 George Brett

13

Kansas City 1975

Ralph Garr

11

Atlanta

Mickey Rivers California
1976 George Brett

14

Kansas City 1976

Dave Cash

12

Philadelphia

1977 Rod Carew

16

Minnesota 1977

Garry Templeton

18

St. Louis

1978 Jim Rice

15

Boston 1978

Garry Templeton

13

St. Louis

1979 George Brett

20

Kansas City 1979

Garry Templeton

19

St. Louis

1980 Alfredo Griffin

15

Toronto 1980

Omar Moreno

13

Pittsburgh

Willie Wilson Kansas City

Rodney Scott

Montreal

1981 John Castino

9

Minnesota 1981

Craig Reynolds

12

Houston

Gene Richards

San Diego

1982 Willie Wilson

15

Kansas City 1982

Dickie Thon

10

Houston

1983 Robin Yount

10

Milwaukee 1983

Brett Butler

13

Atlanta

1984 Dave Collins

15

Toronto 1984

Juan Samuel

19

Philadelphia

Lloyd Moseby Toronto

Ryne Sandberg

Chicago

1985 Willie Wilson

21

Kansas City 1985

Willie McGee

18

St. Louis

1986 Brett Butler

14

Cleveland 1986

Mitch Webster

13

Montreal

1987 Willie Wilson

15

Kansas City 1987

Juan Samuel

15

Philadelphia

1988 Harold Reynolds

11

Seattle 1988

Andy Van Slyke

15

Pittsburgh

Willie Wilson Kansas City
Robin Yount Milwaukee
1989 Ruben Sierra

14

Texas 1989

Robby Thompson

11

San Francisco

1990 Tony Fernandez

17

Toronto 1990

Mariano Duncan

11

Cincinnati

1991 Lance Johnson

13

Chicago 1991

Ray Lankford

15

St. Louis

Paul Molitor Milwaukee
1992 Lance Johnson

12

Chicago 1992

Deion Sanders

14

Atlanta

1993 Lance Johnson

14

Chicago 1993

Steve Finley

13

Houston

1994 Lance Johnson

14

Chicago 1994

Brett Butler

9

Los Angeles

Darren Lewis

San Francisco

1995 Kenny Lofton

13

Cleveland 1995

Brett Butler

9

Los Angeles

New York

Eric Young

Colorado

1996 Chuck Knoblauch

14

Minnesota 1996

Lance Johnson

21

New York

1997 Nomar Garciaparra

11

Boston 1997

Delino DeShields

14

St. Louis

1998 Jose Offerman

13

Kansas City 1998

David Dellucci

12

Arizona

1999 Jose Offerman

11

Boston 1999

Bobby Abreu

11

Philadelphia

Neifi Perez

Colorado

2000 Cristian Guzman

20

Minnesota 2000

Tony Womack

14

Arizona

2001 Cristian Guzman

14

Minnesota 2001

Jimmy Rollins

12

Philadelphia

2002 Johnny Damon

11

Boston 2002

Jimmy Rollins

10

Philadelphia

2003 Cristian Guzman

14

Minnesota 2003

Steve Finley

10

Arizona

Rafael Furcal

Atlanta

2004 Carl Crawford

19

Tampa Bay 2004

Juan Pierre

12

Florida

Jimmy Rollins

Philadelphia

Jack Wilson

Pittsburgh

2005 Carl Crawford

15

Tampa Bay 2005

Jose Reyes

17

New York

2006 Carl Crawford

16

Tampa Bay 2006

Jose Reyes

17

New York

2007 Curtis Granderson

23

Detroit 2007

Jimmy Rollins

20

Philadelphia

2008 Curtis Granderson

13

Detroit 2008

Jose Reyes

19

New York

2009 Jacoby Ellsbury

10

Boston 2009

Shane Victorino

13

Philadelphia

Denard Span Minnesota
2010 Carl Crawford

13

Tampa Bay 2010

Dexter Fowler

14

Colorado

2011 Peter Bourjos

11

Los Angeles 2011

Jose Reyes

16

New York

Austin Jackson Detroit

Shane Victorino

Philadelphia

2012 Austin Jackson

10

Detroit 2012

Angel Pagan

15

San Francisco

2013 Brett Gardner

10

New York 2013

Denard Span

11

Washington

2014 Michael Bourn

10

Cleveland 2014

Dee Gordon

12

Los Angeles

Adam Eaton Chicago
2015 Eddie Rosario

15

Minnesota 2015

David Peralta

10

Arizona

2016 Adam Eaton

9

Chicago 2016

Brandon Crawford

11

San Francisco

Cesar Hernandez

Philadelphia

Chris Owings

Arizona

2017 Nicholas Castellanos

10

Detroit 2017

Charlie Blackmon

14

Colorado

2018 Yolmer Sanchez

10

Chicago 2018

Ketel Marte

12

Arizona

Mallex Smith Tampa Bay
2019 Hunter Dozier

10

Kansas City 2019

Eduardo Escobar

10

Arizona

Whit Merrifield Kansas City
Adalberto Mondesi Kansas City
2020 Kyle Tucker

6

Houston 2020

Trevor Story

4

Colorado

Trea Turner

Washington

Mike Yastrzemski

San Francisco

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Sam Crawford (leader in 1902, 1903, 1910, & 1913 through 1915) is the only player in history with more than three-hundred career triples.

During the 1912 season Owen "Chief" Wilson set the single season triples record — yet he never led the league in triples again.

Did you know that Lance Johnson , who led (or tied) the American League in triples from 1991 through 1994, and is the only player in Major League history to lead either league in triples four consecutive seasons?

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