Sunday, 9 February 2014

Triple Crown Winning Tiger

I thought I'd show off a £0.99 Ebay.uk buy from October last year.




The Batting triple crown of baseball has only been won 17 times.
By 15 different players and representing 9 Teams.

St. Louis Cardinals - 3 (1922, 1925 & 1937)
Boston Red Sox - 3 (1942, 1947 & 1967)
Baltimore Orioles - 2 (1887 & 1966) *1887 as St. Louis Browns*
Oakland A's - 2 (1901 & 1933) *Both as Philadelphia Athletics*
Detroit Tigers - 2 (1909 & 2012)
New York Yankees - 2 (1934 & 1956)
Providence Grays - 1 (1878)
Atlanta Braves - 1 (1894) *as Boston Beaneaters*
Philadelphia Phillies - 1 (1933)

Notable is 1933 Both Philadelphia teams had Triple Crowns with Jimmie Foxx (Philadelphia Athletics) & Chuck Klein (Phillies).

Also 1942 & 1947 was Ted Williams, remember the war?
Rogers Hornsby won it 1922 & 1925.



Of the 17 only 5 were for the leagues combined.

Ty Cobb 1909
Rogers Hornsby 1925
Lou Gehrig 1934
Ted Williams 1942
Mickey Mantle 1956



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