Monday, September 13, 2010

MLB Trivia: Triple Crown Minus One

An MLB hitter is considered to have won the Triple Crown if he leads his league in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in. While Carlos Gonzalez, Albert Pujols, and Joey Votto have all been considered Triple Crown threats this month, it's possible that none of them will even win two of the three categories. Can you name the last major league player to win two of his league's three Triple Crown categories? (Hint #1: He led his league in homers and RBIs, although technically he tied for the lead in one of those categories. Hint #2: Albert Pujols has yet to lead his league in RBIs.)

1 comment:

Greg McConnell said...

Howard and Pujols probably would have topped my guess list. My hint took away Pujols, so is it Howard? Hmm... that might have been too easy. To find the answer, we only need to look at the AL last year. In 2009, Mark Teixeira led the AL with 122 RBI and tied for the lead with Carlos Pena at 39 homers.

How strange is it to think that nobody in the AL last year hit 40 homers?