That is an excellent question. As far as I know, history has not recorded the person that came up with the idea. But if I had to guess, it was probably invented at the same time that the hitter's Triple Crown was invented. If anyone out there can give a more concise answer, please do! I would like to know this myself!
No ... the most triple crowns won in an MLB season is 2. 1) 1901: AL batting triple crown - Napoleon Lajoie of the Philadelphia Athletics ... AL pitching triple crown - Cy Young of the Boston Americans. 2) 1905: AL pitching triple crown - Rube Waddell of the Philadelphia Athletics ... NL pitching triple crown - Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants. 3) 1918: AL pitching triple crown - Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators ... NL pitching triple crown - Hippo Vaughn of the Chicago Cubs. 4) 1924: AL pitching triple crown - Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators ... NL pitching triple crown - Dazzy Vance of the Brooklyn Robins. 5) 1933: AL batting triple crown - Jimmie Foxx of the Philadelphia Athletics ... NL batting triple crown - Chuck Klein of the Philadelphia Phillies. 6) 1934: AL batting triple crown - Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees ... AL pitching triple crown - Lefty Gomez of the New York Yankees. 7) 1937: NL batting triple crown - Joe Medwick of the St. Louis Cardinals ... AL pitching triple crown - Lefty Gomez of the New York Yankees. 8) 1966: AL batting triple crown - Frank Robinson of the Baltimore Orioles ... NL pitching triple crown - Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The stats used to determine the Triple Crown of Pitching are wins, strikeouts, and earned run average or ERA. The first American League pitcher to win the Triple Crown of Pitching was Cy Young in 1901. The first pitcher to win it in the National League was Tommy Bond in 1877.
Hank Aaron never won the Triple Crown Award.
No Chicago Cub has ever won the Triple Crown in hitting. Two have done it in pitching. In 1918 Hippo Vaughn won the Triple Crown in pitching with a record of 22-10, 1.27 ERA, and 162 strikeouts ,and in 1920 Pete Alexander won the Triple crown with a record of 27-14, 1.91 ERA, and 173 strikeouts.
No, he did not.
1956 Triple Crown WinnerMickey Mantle won the Triple Crown in 1956. He batted .353 with 52 home runs and 130 RBI's.
Prior to Miguel Cabrera winning the triple crown in 2012, the last Detroit Tiger to win the award was Ty Cobb in 1909.
Batting triple crown Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 playing for boston pitching triple crown Justin Verlander in 2011 and Clayton Kershaw for the NL same year
The "Triple Crown" is an award that is given to the player in either league with the highest batting average, the most r.b.i.'s, and of course, the most home runs. To achieve this award a single player must have all three. Until Miguel Cabrera won this award this year in 2012, the last time was 1967.
A triple crown winner is one who wins the batting average title, the runs batted in title and the home run title all in one season. The last triple crown winner was Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. A Triple play occurs in baseball when a team records three outs on a single play. The last triple play was Troy Tulowitzki's unassisted triple play on April 29, 2007. Pitchers also have a triple crown. A triple crown pitching winner leads the league in wins, strikeouts, and ERA.
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Major league pitcher Walter Johnson won the Pitching Triple Crown in nineteen thirteen, nineteen eighteen and in nineteen twenty four. Walter Johnson played professional baseball for twenty one years.
The Triple Crown Award is awarded at the end of the year to a jockey that wins Leading Earning, Leading Winner (most wins), and Highest Winning Percentage that year. It does not appear on your career file.
Dwight Gooden 1985 Triple CrownThere has never been a New York Met to win the Triple crown in hitting. Dwight Gooden won the triple Crown for pitching (Wins, ERA, Strikeouts) Dwight won it in 1985 with a record of 24-4, an ERA of 1.53 and 268 strikeouts.
In 1901, Napoleon Lajoie, of the Athletics, was the first triple crown winner of the new American League. His winning triple crown numbers were a.426 batting average, 14 Home Runs and 125 Runs Batted In. He had previously played in the National League for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Hitting - Lead your lead in batting average, home runs and RBI. Pitching - Lead your league in wins, ERA and strikeouts. Carl Yastrzemski won the last hitting triple crown in 1967 with the Red Sox, recording a .326 average, 44 HR and 121 RBI. Jake Peavy won the last pitching triple crown in 2007 with the Padres, getting 19 wins, 240 strikeouts and an ERA of 2.54.
Not the US Triple Crown. But he did win the UK Triple Crown.
Ted Williams in 1941. Joe DiMaggio took the MVP prize that year.
The baseball batting triple crown and horse racing triple crown were both won in 1937. Joe Medwick of the St. Louis Cardinals won in baseball and War Admiral won in horse racing. The baseball pitching triple crown and horse racing triple crown were both won in 1930 and 1937. In 1930, Lefty Grove of the Philadelphia Athletics won in baseball and Gallant Fox won in horse racing and, in 1937, Lefty Gomez of the New York Yankees won in baseball and War Admiral won in horse racing.
Batting Triple Crown winners: TwoTy Cobb (1909) and Miguel Cabrera (2012)Pitching Triple Crown winners: TwoHal Newhouser (1945) and Justin Verlander (2011)
As of the 2008 season, the last batter to win the batting Triple Crown was Joe Medwick of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1937. He batted .374 with 31 HRs, and 154 RBIs. The last pitcher to win the pitching Triple Crown was Jake Peavy of the San Diego Padres in 2007. He had 18 wins, 240 strikeouts, and an ERA of 2.40.