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yanksgirl24
04-05-00, 10:05 PM
in my english class tonight some kid is doing his next paper on the baseball triple crown. were mantle and ted williams the only two players to win it? the whole class thought about it for a bit and those were the only two names we could come up with. so now i'm curious, is there anyone else?

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clipper
04-06-00, 07:16 AM
There have been several triple crown winners, but most of them were quite a while back. No one has won it since Yaz in '67, and no National Leaguer has won it since '37.

Here's the full list

1887 - Tip O'Neill - St. Louis Browns - American Association (then a Major League)
1894 - Hugh Duffy - Boston Beaneaters (now the Braves) - NL
1901 - Napoleon Lajoie - Philadelphia Athletics - AL
1909 - Ty Cobb - Detroit Tigers - AL
1922 - Rogers Hornsby - St. Louis Cardinals - NL
1925 - Rogers Hornsby - St. Louis Cardinals - NL
1933 - Jimmie Foxx - Philadelphia Athletics - AL
1933 - Chuck Klein - Philadelphia Phillies - NL
1934 - Lou Gehrig - New York Yankees - AL
1937 - Joe "Ducky" Medwick - St. Louis Cardinals - NL
1942 - Ted Williams - Boston Red Sox - AL
1947 - Ted Williams - Boston Red Sox - AL
1956 - Mickey Mantle - New York Yankees - AL
1966 - Frank Robinson - Baltimore Orioles - AL
1967 - Carl Yastrzemski - Boston Red Sox - AL

1933 must have been a fun year to be a baseball fan in Philadelphia, with players from both local teams pulling off this rare feat!

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yanksgirl24
04-06-00, 08:09 AM
thanks clipper! i knew there were more, but i didn't know there were that many. i thought gerhig but wasn't 100% sure.

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"We're a great team. Nothing can change that. Nothing can change greatness."

kgblues
04-06-00, 08:57 PM
Lets see someone top this.

Lou Gehrig 1934:
BA. 363 HR 49 RBI 165

Mick 1956
BA. 353 HR 52 RBI 130

You know, the more I look at Lou Gehrigs stats. This man was a Baseball God!

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kg