No major league baseball player has won the sport's Triple Crown -- leading his league in home runs, RBI and batting average -- since the Red Sox' Carl Yastrzemski in 1967.
Perhaps this old-school stat package doesn't intrigue you that much any more, with numbers like SLG, OBA, OPS, OPS+ and WAR, among others, giving a better measure of a player's value. Nevertheless, the Triple Crown does reward power, batting average and ability to drive in runs -- and it's been 44 years since a player has been able to lead his league in all three categories.
With a total of 44 home runs, 139 RBIs and a.330 batting average, the Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera became the first Major Leaguer to win the Triple Crown for batters since Carl Yastrzemski did it back in 1967. Impressive numbers, ... Read Post
Miguel Cabrera, the Detroit Tigers' big third baseman, hit for the triple crown—.330 batting average, 44 home runs, 139 RBI—in 2012. His triple crown was baseball's first since Carl Yastrzemski's in 1967. Impressive! But it probably... Read Post