Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera trails Chris Davis in the home run race, meaning he will likely come up short in his bid to be the first player to win the Triple Crown in consecutive seasons.
But he is in line to become just the fourth player in 33 years and eighth since 1925 to win a variation of the Triple Crown -- leading the majors in batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging. He leads in all three categories heading into the season’s final week.
Others to win this version of the Triple Crown:
|Player, team, year||BA||OBP||SLG|
|Barry Bonds, Giants 2002||.370||.582||.799|
|Larry Walker, Rockies, 1999||.379||.458||.710|
|George Brett, Royals, 1980||.390||.454||.664|
|Ted Williams, Red Sox, 1957||.388||.526||.731|
|Stan Musial, Cardinals, 1943||.357||.425||.562|
|Williams, Red Sox, 1942*||.356||.499||.648|
|Williams, Red Sox, 1941||.406||.553||.735|
|Lou Gehrig, Yankees, 1934*||.363||.465||.706|
|Rogers Hornsby, Cardinals, 1925*||.403||.489||.756|
* Won traditional Triple Crown as well