The last player in the American League to hit for the Triple Crown was Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 when he hit 326, 44 HR, 121 RBI.
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.
The last American League player to win the Triple Crown was Carl Yastrzemski of the Boston Red Sox in 1967 when he hit .326 with 44 HR and 121 RBIs. The year before that Frank Robinson of the Baltimore won the American League Triple Crown, batting .316 with 49 homers and 122 RBIs. Only 6 other American League players and 5 National League players have ever won the Triple Crown.
A player is said to win the Triple Crown in a given season if he leads his league in batting average, home runs and RBIs. No player has won the Triple Crown in both leagues. The only players to win the Triple Crown more than once were Rogers Hornsby, who won the NL Triple Crown in 1922 and 1925, and Ted Williams, who won the AL Triple Crown in 1942 and 1947. Some people recognize a pitching "Triple Crown" (league leader in wins, ERA and strikeouts), but no player has won that in both leagues either. However, two pitchers with the same last name have won, one in each league: Walter Johnson in the American League in 1913, 1918 and 1924, and Randy Johnson in the National League in 2002.
All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Player of the Year Award was created in 1945.
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Carl Yastrzemski was the last player to hit for the Triple Crown. In 1967 Yastrzemski led the American League with a .326 batting Average, 44 home runs, and 121 RBIs.