Vladimir Guerrero Jr. could join a select group of legends of the MLB if he gets the Triple Crown in batting (leading in average, home runs and RBIs) this season. The Dominican leads the American League hitters in average, homers and is also 8 RBIs behind Salvador Pérez in terms of RBIs.
Next, we are going to introduce the seven Triple Crown winning stars of batting in Major League Baseball history.
Cabrera was the last player to lead the American League in batting average with .330 average, 44 homers and 139 RBIs in the 2012 Major League Baseball season, the year in which he also won the MVP award.
Mickey Mantle won the Triple Crown batting in the 1956 season with the New York Yankees. That year, in addition to winning the MVP, Mantle hit .353 with 52 homers and 130 RBIs.
Williams reached the Triple Crown in the 1942 season, hitting .356 with 36 home runs and 137 charters. A year earlier, in 1941, he led the American League batting .406 with the Boston Red Sox, a team he had played with throughout his professional career.
Carl Yastrzemski averaged .326 with 44 homers and 121 RBIs in the 1967 Major League Baseball campaign, wearing the Red Sox uniform, in a year in which he was MVP.
Frank Robinson hit a .316 average, with 49 out-of-park connections and 122 teammates brought to the plate in the 1966 season, a schedule in which he attended the All-Star Game and added his second MVP.
Lou Gehrig achieved the Triple Crown during the 1934 season with the Yankees, with which he posted an average of .363, with 49 home runs and 166 RBIs in a total of 154 games. Incredibly, he was not MVP in a vote in which he was ranked fifth.
In the 1933 Major League Baseball contest Jimmie Foxx was the leading batter with a .356 average, in home runs, with 48 homers and also in RBIs with 163, to stay with the Triple Crown in batting. In that same year he was proclaimed MVP with the Philadelphia Athletics.