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Can Jose Bautista Or Adrian Gonzalez Win The Triple Crown?

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.
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Boston Red Sox: Adrian Gonzalez Will Win Triple Crown with Red Sox

Baseball / MLB : Bleacher Report - MLB (3 years ago)

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Sports : Deadspin (2 years ago)

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Baseball / MLB : Bleacher Report - MLB (3 years ago)

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