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.
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.
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.
Yes, three times ... 1963, 1965, and 1966. He is tied with Walter Johnson and Grover Cleveland Alexander for the most Triple Crowns won by a pitcher in MLB history.
A triple play is a difficult and rare event to achieve in baseball. There are very few document. George Burns is one of only two first base men that completed a triple play. This was in 1923 for the Boston Red Sox.
Johan Santana in 2006.
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!
There are triple crowns for hitters and pitchers. The hitter's triple crown is won by the player that hits the most home runs, has the best batting average, and has the most RBIs. This is rarely done and the last time it was done, prior to the 2008 season, was the 1967 season. The pitcher's triple crown is won by the pitcher that has the most wins, most strikeouts, and lowest ERA. The pitcher's triple crown has been won six times in the past 11 seasons but, prior to that, was also a pretty rare occurrance.
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.
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