Tale Of The Tape: Battle Of The Triple Crowns
California Chrome can make history on Saturday by becoming the first winner of the horse racing Triple Crown in 36 years with a win at the Belmont Stakes. But is that Triple Crown the best of the bunch?
While the debate rages on about the elusiveness and beauty of the horse racing Triple Crown, there is also the dominance on display when one wins the baseball Triple Crown. Awarded to the batter who leads their league in three of the biggest offensive categories, it’s nearly as rare as the award in racing (there’s also a pitching Triple Crown in baseball, and a Triple Crown in Rugby, but we’ll save those for another day), as Miguel Cabrera just broke a 45-year drought in 2012.
Both are incredible in their own right, but which one stands above the other? We try to break it all down: