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MLB hitters who have won the Triple Crown

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For nearly five decades, hitting for the Triple Crown was as rare as any feat in baseball.

For nearly five decades, hitting for the Triple Crown was as rare as any feat in baseball.

:: RARE FEATS ::

From 1967 to 2012, only four players -- Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, Albert Pujols, Manny Ramirez -- led their leagues in each of the three Triple Crown categories at any point in their careers, though none of them finished a season atop the leaderboard in all three.

Finally in '12, Tigers star Miguel Cabrera ended the 45-year drought, beating Mike Trout by four points (.330 to .326) in the American League batting race, besting Curtis Granderson and Josh Hamilton by one home run apiece (44 to 43) and knocking in 11 more runs than Hamilton.

Here's a compete list of the 15 Triple Crown-winning hitters in MLB history.

• Miguel Cabrera, 2012, Tigers (.330 average, 44 homers, 139 RBIs) Full coverage >

Video: DET@KC: Miggy discusses Triple Crown season
• Carl Yastrzemski, 1967, Red Sox (.326 average, 44 homers, 121 RBIs)

Video: 10/1/67 MIN@BOS: Yaz wills Sox to pennant
• Frank Robinson, 1966, Orioles (.316 average, 49 homers, 122 RBIs)

Video: Harold Reynolds interviews Frank Robinson
• Mickey Mantle, 1956, Yankees (.353 average, 52 homers, 130 RBIs)
• Ted Williams, 1947, Red Sox (.343 average, 32 homers, 114 RBIs)
• Ted Williams, 1942, Red Sox (.356 average, 36 homers, 137 RBIs)
• Joe Medwick, 1937, Cardinals (.374 average, 31 homers, 154 RBIs)
• Lou Gehrig, 1934, Yankees (.363 average, 49 homers, 165 RBIs)
• Jimmie Foxx, 1933, Athletics (.356 average, 48 homers, 163 RBIs)
• Chuck Klein, 1933, Phillies (.368 average, 28 homers, 120 RBIs)
• Rogers Hornsby, 1925, Cardinals (.403 average, 39 homers, 143 RBIs)

Video: 125 Years Profile: Rogers Hornsby
• Rogers Hornsby, 1922, Cardinals (.401 average, 42 homers, 152 RBIs)
• Heinie Zimmerman, 1912, Cubs (.372 average, 14 homers, 104 RBIs)
• Ty Cobb, 1909, Tigers* (.377 average, nine homers, 115 RBIs)
• Nap Lajoie, 1901, Athletics* (.421 average, 14 homers, 125 RBIs)
• Hugh Duffy, 1894, Beaneaters* (.440 average, 18 homers, 145 RBIs)
• Paul Hines, 1878, Grays* (.358 average, four homers, 50 RBIs)

* RBI was not an official statistic before 1920

Ed Eagle is an editorial producer for MLB.com.