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"Bizarro" Triple Crown Winners

To capture the Triple Crown, a player leads his league in batting average, home runs and RBIs. Occasionally, top stats that are Triple Crown-worthy don't earn a player the award in his league, but would have had the player competed in the other league. These players all had "Bizarro" Triple Crown seasons. This list includes seasons beginning in 1920, when RBIs became an official MLB statistic.

Bizarro Triple Crowns Martinez

J.D. Martinez, Red Sox, 2018
Triple Crown-worthy stats: .330 BA, 43 HRs, 130 RBIs

J.D. Martinez poses for a portrait with the two American League Silver Slugger Awards he won in 2018. Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox

Bizarro Triple Crowns Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera, Tigers, 2013
Triple Crown-worthy stats: .348 BA, 44 HRs, 137 RBIs

Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers captured the Triple Crown in 2012, becoming the first player to do so since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. Tom DiPace/MLB Photos

Bizarro Triple Crowns B. Williams

Billy Williams, Cubs, 1972
Triple Crown-worthy stats: .333 BA, 37 HRs, 122 RBIs

Billy Williams of the Chicago Cubs poses for a portrait circa 1973.

Louis Requena/MLB Photos

Bizarro Triple Crowns Snider

Duke Snider, Dodgers, 1954
Triple Crown-worthy stats: .341 BA, 40 HRs, 130 RBIs

Duke Snider of the Brooklyn Dodgers poses for a portrait. NBHFM/MLB Photos

Bizarro Triple Crowns Holmes

Tommy Holmes, Braves, 1945
Triple Crown-worthy stats: .352 BA, 28 HRs, 117 RBIs

Tommy Holmes of the Braves would have swept an AL roster that was notably missing Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams.


Bizarro Triple Crowns Williams

Ted Williams, Red Sox, 1941
Triple Crown-worthy stats: .406 BA, 37 HRs, 120 RBIs

Ted Williams of the Red Sox won the AL Triple Crowns in both '42 and '47, with three seasons lost to military service in between. NBHFM/MLB Photos

Bizarro Triple Crowns Foxx

Jimmie Foxx, Red Sox, 1938
Triple Crown-worthy stats: .349 BA, 50 HRs, 175 RBIs

Jimmie Foxx of the Red Sox would have cruised to a Triple Crown in the National League, where no hitter had more than 36 homers or 122 RBIs. NBHFM/MLB Photos

Bizarro Triple Crowns Ruth No. 3

Babe Ruth, Yankees, 1931
Triple Crown-worthy stats: .373 BA, 46 HRs, 162 RBIs

Yankees slugger Babe Ruth would have left the NL field in the dust in all three categories in 1931. NBHFM/MLB Photos

Bizarro Triple Crowns Ruth No. 2

Babe Ruth, Yankees, 1926
Triple Crown-worthy stats: .372 BA, 47 HRs, 153 RBIs

Hall of Famer Babe Ruth poses for a portrait circa 1920-34. MLB Photos

Bizarro Triple Crowns Ruth

Babe Ruth, Yankees, 1923
Triple Crown-worthy stats: .393 BA, 41 HRs, 130 RBIs

Babe Ruth poses for a photo circa 1920-1934. NBHFM/MLB Photos

* Note: Ruth and George Sisler of the St. Louis Browns each had Triple Crown stats that would have led the NL in 1920. However, had both been in the NL, Sisler (.407) would have beaten out Ruth in batting average, while the Sultan of Swat would have finished first with 54 homers and 135 RBIs. Therefore, neither would have earned a Triple Crown.