Major League Baseball’s Triple Crown Winners
The Triple Crown is one of the rarest occurrences in baseball. It happens when a player leads the league in home runs, RBI and batting average in the same season.
In nearly 150 years of baseball, the Triple Crown has only been won 15 times.
It gets odder than that.
Of those 15 rare times, incredibly, two players won it twice: Rogers Hornsby and Ted Williams.
Even stranger, in 1933 two players won it in the same year: Chuck Klein for the National League and Jimmie Foxx for the American!
What’s more, in 1966 and 1967, baseball had back-to-back Triple Crown winners.
Finally, of the 15 winners, 12 played for 1 of only four cities: St. Louis, Philadelphia, New York or Boston.
Carl Yastrzemski was the last Triple Crown winner, almost 50 years ago.
For a list of winners of baseball’s pitching triple crown, click here.
1. PAUL HINES (1878, Providence Grays)
2. TIP O’NEILL (1887, St. Louis Browns)
3. NAP LAJOIE (1901, Philadelphia Athletics)
4. TY COBB (1909, Detroit Tigers)
5. ROGERS HORNSBY (1922, St. Louis Cardinals)
6. ROGERS HORNSBY (1925, St. Louis Cardinals)
7. CHUCK KLEIN (1933, Philadelphia Phillies)
8. JIMMIE FOXX (1933, Philadelphia Athletics)
9. LOU GEHRIG (1934, New York Yankees)
10. JOE MEDWICK (1937, St. Louis Cardinals)
11. TED WILLIAMS (1942, Boston Red Sox)
12. TED WILLIAMS (1947, Boston Red Sox)
13. MICKEY MANTLE (1956, New York Yankees)
14. FRANK ROBINSON (1966, Baltimore Orioles)
15. CARL YASTRZEMSKI (1967, Boston Red Sox)