Major League Baseball’s Triple Crown Winners: Pitching

Sandy Koufax, Three-Time Pitching Triple Crown Winner

Sandy Koufax, Three-Time Pitching Triple Crown Winner (photobucket.com)

A week or so back, Sports List of the Day looked at MLB‘s Triple Crown Winners for hitting: Average, Home Runs and RBI. Fifteen times in baseball history has a player won the triple crown, one of the rarest events of the game – and one that has not occurred since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967.

For pitching, triple crown winners led the league in Wins, ERA and Strikeouts. Thirty-six pitchers in history have won it.  Sandy Koufax, Walter Johnson and Pete (Grover Cleveland) Alexander did it three times.

Here are pitching’s triple crown winners:

1. Tommy Bond (1877, Boston Red Stockings)

2. Old Hoss Radbourn (1884, Providence Grays)

3. Guy Hecker (1884, Louisville Eclipse)

4. Tim Keefe (1888, New York Giants)

5. John Clarkson (1889, Boston Beaneaters)

6. Amos Rusie (1894, New York Giants)

7. Cy Young (1901, Boston Americans)

8. Christy Mathewson (1905, New York Giants)

9. Rube Waddell (1905, Philadelphia A’s)

10. Christy Mathewson (1908, New York Giants)

11. Walter Johnson (1913, Washington Senators)

12. Grover Cleveland Alexander (1915, Philadelphia Phillies)

13. Grover Cleveland Alexander (1916, Philadelphia Phillies)

14. Hippo Vaughn (1918, Chicago Cubs)

15. Walter Johnson (1918, Washington Senators)

16. Grover Cleveland Alexander (1920, Chicago Cubs)

17. Dazzy Vance (1924, Brooklyn Robins)

18. Walter Johnson (1924, Washington Senators)

19. Lefty Grove (1930, Philadelphia A’s)

20. Lefty Grove (1931, Philadelphia A’s)

21. Lefty Gomez (1934, New York Yankees)

22. Lefty Gomez (1937, New York Yankees)

23. Bucky Walters (1939, Cincinnati Reds)

24. Bob Feller (1940, Cleveland Indians)

25. Hal Newhouser (1945, Detroit Tigers)

26. Sandy Koufax (1963, Los Angeles Dodgers)

27. Sandy Koufax (1965, Los Angeles Dodgers)

28. Sandy Koufax (1966, Los Angeles Dodgers)

29. Steve Carlton (1972, Philadelphia Phillies)

30. Dwight Gooden (1985, New York Mets)

31. Roger Clemens (1997, Toronto Blue Jays)

32. Roger Clemens (1998, Toronto Blue Jays)

33. Pedro Martinez (1999, Boston Red Sox)

34. Randy Johnson (2002, Arizona Diamondbacks)

35. Johan Santana (2006, Minnesota Twins)

36. Jake Peavy (2007, San Diego Padres)

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Posted on July 19, 2011, in MLB Baseball and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

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