No the last triple crown winner was Affirmed 1978
37 Years after Affirmed American Pharoah won the 2015 Triple Crown.
Seattle Slew was the last living Triple Crown winner who lived. He passed away on May 7, 2002.
1977. When he died in 2002 he was the last living Triple Crown winner.
The last player to hit for the Triple Crown was Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 when he hit 326, 44 HR, 121 RBI.
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.
The last leg in the Triple Crown
You only have to look back to 1966, the year before Boston's Carl Yastrzemski won the American League Triple Crown with a .326 batting average, 44 home runs and 121 runs batted in. During the 1966 season, Frank Robinson of the Baltimore Orioles won the A.L. Triple Crown with a 316 batting average, 49 homers and 122 RBI. The last major leaguer to post a Triple Crown season was Miguel Cabrera of the 2012 Detroit Tigers, who batted .330 with 44 homers and 139 RBI.
Going into the 2014 season, there was only one batter to win the Triple Crown, it was Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers in 2012 (.330/44/139).Two pitchers have also won the Triple Crown award during that span (ERA, Wins, Strikeouts). Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2011 (2.28/21/248) and Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers in 2011 (2.40/24/250).
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.
Affirmed in 1978
Yes, that was Affirmed.
Affirmed in 1978.
Affirmed, in 1978.
Affirmed in 1978
Joe Medwick was the last St. Louis Cardinal to win the Triple Crown in hitting. In 1937 Medwick hit .374, had 31 home runs, and 154 RBIs.