TALE OF THE TAPE

Tale Of The Tape: Battle Of The Triple Crowns

Horse Racing Triple Crow
MLB Triple Crown
Belmont Stakes 2014 - Previews
Miguel Cabrera. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
Miguel Cabrera. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
What Is It?
Winner Winning Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes
Leading league in batting average, home runs and RBIs
How Many Times Has It Been Accomplished?
Winner 11 times
17 times
The First Winner
Winner Sir Barton in 1919
Paul Hines in 1878 (.358 BA, 4 HRs, 50 RBI)
The Last Winner
Affirmed in 1978
Winner Miguel Cabrera in 2012 (.330, 44 HR, 139 RBIs)
Repeat Winners
One (Trainer “Sunny Jim” Fitzsimmons in 1930 and 1935)
Winner Two (Rogers Hornsby in 1922, 1925 and Ted Williams 1942, 1947)
Trophy/Award
Triple Crown Trophy
Winner Custom trophy, possible bonus money
The Hype
Most times it's over by the end of the Preakness
Winner Can go up until the final day of the regular season

The Winner Is

Miguel Cabrera. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
Winner MLB Triple Crown
4 out of 7

The horse racing Triple Crown is slightly more rare than baseball's Triple Crown, but sometimes all the hype is over after two weeks. At least with baseball the hunt can last a full 162-game season, so we'll give it the slight edge for that reason.

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