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.
Adrian Gonzalez will be the first MLB player to win the triple crown in baseball since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 with his time in Boston. No one has a better chance than Gonzalez since he is on a great Boston Red Sox team. The player... 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