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From the archives | 1967

Carl Yastrzemski wins Triple Crown

Carl Yastrzemski’s 44th home run in the second-to-last game of the season helped him win the Triple Crown.
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Carl Yastrzemski’s 44th home run in the second-to-last game of the season helped him win the Triple Crown.

Carl Yastrzemski of the Red Sox won the American League’s triple crown -- homers, runs batted in and batting average -- and then some.

This is how he finished the season:

* Led the American League in batting, .326.

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* Led the league in runs batted in, 121.

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* Led the league in runs scored, 113.

* Led the league in hits, 189.

* Led the league in total bases, 360.

* Led the league in slugging percentage, .622.

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* Tied in home runs, 44.

No wonder, a man in defeat, Mgr. Carl Ermer of Minnesota, took time to praise his enemy. Ermer said, “I’d have to say Yastrzemski is the most valuable player” in the American league.