Baseball Triple Crown Awards

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Baseball Triple Crown Awards and the Triple Crown Awards refer to our faqmous baseball plauyers and legends of the game both as famous baseball hitters and pitchers:

Hitters

Who (at the end of the season) leads the his league in three major hitting categories ---- Home Runs(HR), Runs Batted In(RBI), and Batting Average(BA)

Pitchers

Who (at the end of the season) leads the his league in three major pitching categories ---- Earned Run Average(ERA), Wins(W), and Strikeouts(SO)or (K)

In the popular imagination, the Triple Crown Award is often thought of as the epitome of excellence in hitting or pitching.

The attainment of achieving the Triple Crown award is indeed a rare and coveted award it is extremely hard to achieve this level of excellence in Major League Baseball.

The Hitting Triple Crown is the least commonly won of these triple crown awards, and has not been achieved since 1967. Maybe there is some credence in the belief that baseball hitting is the most intricate and hardest thing to do in all the game of baseball.

Usually, when the "Triple Crown" is referred to without directly specifying hitting or pitching, the league hitting Triple Crown is normally the one being referred to.

Major League (leader for both leagues combined) Triple Crown

In general, when one refers to a player as having won a Triple Crown, it is usually and most normally meant that the player led only his own league in the three categories.

A less frequent circumstance is the "Major League (winning both leagues) Triple Crown", where a player leads both major leagues, not just his own league, in each of the three categories.

Since the birth of the American League in 1901, five hitters and eight pitchers have accomplished this feat of winning both leagues, although pitching winners Walter Johnson, Grover Cleveland Alexander, and Lefty Grove have done it twice for pitching, and Sandy Koufax has done it three times.

The most recent Major League (both leagues) Triple Crown Winners were Mickey Mantle in 1956 for hitting, and Johan Santana in 2006 for pitching>

HITTING TRIPLE CROWN Awards WINNERS (By Leagues)

Hitting Baseball Triple Crown Awards are based on the hitters recorded:

Home Runs(HR), Runs Batted In(RBI), and Batting Average(BA)

National League Baseball Triple Crown Awards Winners

Year-- Hitter- Position- Team- HR RBI AVG

  • 1878 Paul Hines CF Providence Grays 4 50 .358
  • 1894 Hugh Duffy CF Boston Braves 18 145 .440
  • 1922 Rogers Hornsby 2B St. Louis Cardinals 42 152 .401
  • 1925 Rogers Hornsby 2B St. Louis Cardinals 39 143 .403
  • 1933 Chuck Klein CF Philadelphia Phillies 28 120 .368
  • 1937 Joe Medwick LF St. Louis Cardinals 31 154 .374

    American League Baseball Triple Crown Awards Winners

    Year-- Hitter- Position- Team- (HR) (RBI) (BA)

  • 1901 Nap Lajoie 2B Philadelphia Athletics 14 125 .426
  • 1909 Ty Cobb RF Detroit Tigers 9 107 .377
  • 1933 Jimmie Foxx 1B Philadelphia Athletics 48 163 .356
  • 1934 Lou Gehrig 1B New York Yankees 49 165 .363
  • 1942 Ted Williams LF Boston Red Sox 36 137 .356
  • 1947 Ted Williams LF Boston Red Sox 32 114 .343
  • 1956 Mickey Mantle CF New York Yankees 52 130 .353
  • 1966 Frank Robinson RF Baltimore Orioles 49 122 .316
  • 1967 Carl Yastrzemski LF Boston Red Sox 44 121 .326
  • 2012 Miguel Cabrera 1B Detroit Tigers 44 139 .330

    Baseball Triple Crown Awards hitting winners earning the award as the best in all of the Major Leagues of baseball

    MAJOR LEAGUES TRIPLE CROWN AWARDS WINNERS-- HITTING

    Year-- Hitter- Position- Team-- (HR) (RBI) (BA)

  • 1909 Ty Cobb RF Detroit Tigers 9 107 .377
  • 1925 Rogers Hornsby 2B St. Louis Cardinals 39 143 .403
  • 1934 Lou Gehrig 1B New York Yankees 49 165 .363
  • 1942 Ted Williams LF Boston Red Sox 36 137 .356
  • 1956 Mickey Mantle CF New York Yankees 52 130 .353

    PITCHING TRIPLE CROWN AWARDS WINNERS (By Leagues)

    Pitching Baseball Triple Crown Awards are based on the pitchers recorded:

    ERA- Earned Run Average, (W)- number of Wins, and (SO)or(K)- number of Strikeouts.

    National League Baseball Triple Crown Awards

    Year-- Pitcher- Team---- (ERA) (W) (SO)or (K's)

  • 1877 Tommy Bond Boston Braves 2.11 40 170
  • 1884 Charles Radbourn Providence Grays 1.38 60 441
  • 1888 Tim Keefe New York Giants 1.74 35 335
  • 1889 John Clarkson Boston Braves 2.73 49 284
  • 1894 Amos Rusie New York Giants 2.78 36 195
  • 1905 Christy Mathewson New York Giants 1.27 31 206
  • 1908 Christy Mathewson New York Giants 1.43 37 259
  • 1915 Grover Alexander Philadelphia Phillies 1.22 31 241
  • 1916 Grover Alexander Philadelphia Phillies 1.55 33 167
  • 1917 Grover Alexander Philadelphia Phillies 1.83 30 200
  • 1918 Hippo Vaughn Chicago Cubs 1.74 22 148
  • 1920 Grover Alexander Chicago Cubs 1.91 27 173
  • 1924 Dazzy Vance Brooklyn Dodgers 2.16 28 262
  • 1939 Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds 2.29 27 137
  • 1963 Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 1.88 25 306
  • 1965 Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 2.04 26 382
  • 1966 Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 1.73 27 317
  • 1972 Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies 1.97 27 310
  • 1985 Dwight Gooden New York Mets 1.53 24 268
  • 2002 Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks 2.32 24 334
  • 2007 Jake Peavy San Diego Padres 2.54 19 240

    American League Baseball Triple Crown Awards

    Year-- Pitcher- Team---- (ERA) (W) (SO)or(K's)

  • 1901 Cy Young Boston Red Sox 1.62 33 158
  • 1905 Rube Waddell Philadelphia Athletics 1.48 27 287
  • 1913 Walter Johnson Washington Senators 1.14 36 243
  • 1918 Walter Johnson Washington Senators 1.27 23 162
  • 1924 Walter Johnson Washington Senators 2.72 23 158
  • 1930 Lefty Grove Philadelphia Athletics 2.54 28 209
  • 1931 Lefty Grove Philadelphia Athletics 2.06 31 175
  • 1934 Lefty Gómez New York Yankees 2.33 26 158
  • 1937 Lefty Gómez New York Yankees 2.33 21 194
  • 1940 Bob Feller Cleveland Indians 2.61 27 261
  • 1945 Hal Newhouser Detroit Tigers 1.81 25 212
  • 1997 Roger Clemens Toronto Blue Jays 2.05 21 292
  • 1998 Roger Clemens Toronto Blue Jays 2.65 20 271
  • 1999 Pedro Martínez Boston Red Sox 2.07 23 313
  • 2006 Johan Santana Minnesota Twins 2.77 19 245

    Baseball Triple Crown Awards pitching winners who took on the best won the award for all of Major League Baseball.

    MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TRIPLE CROWN WINNERS--PITCHING

    Year-- Pitcher- Team- League---- (ERA) (W)(SO)or(K's)

  • 1913 Walter Johnson Washington Senators AL 1.14 36 243
  • 1915 Grover Alexander Philadelphia Phillies NL 1.22 31 241
  • 1917 Grover Alexander Philadelphia Phillies NL 1.83 30 200
  • 1918 Walter Johnson Washington Senators AL 1.27 23 162
  • 1924 Dazzy Vance Brooklyn Dodgers NL 2.16 28 262
  • 1930 Lefty Grove Philadelphia Athletics AL 2.54 28 209
  • 1931 Lefty Grove Philadelphia Athletics AL 2.06 31 175
  • 1945 Hal Newhouser Detroit Tigers AL 1.81 25 212
  • 1963 Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers NL 1.88 25 306
  • 1965 Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers NL 2.04 26 382
  • 1966 Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers NL 1.73 27 317
  • 1985 Dwight Gooden New York Mets NL 1.53 24 268
  • 2006 Johan Santana Minnesota Twins AL 2.77 19 245

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