Winners Of National League Triple Crown
The recent Triple Crown winners in the batting category are from the American League since Ted Williams won for the Boston Red Sox in 1942.
However, that does not negate the impact of the five National League players who have achieved this extraordinary feat in MLB history.
In contrast to batting, the pitching category has fifteen players from the National League who have become Triple Crown winners since MLB's foundation in 1878.
Joe Medwick received the Triple Crown Award in 1947 during his time at St. Louis Cardinals. Joe had a batting average of .374, 31 home runs, and 154 RBI.
Chuck Klein received the Triple Crown in 1933 while playing for Philadelphia Phillies. He had made 28 home runs, 120 RBI, and had a batting average of .368.
Rogers Hornsby achieved the Triple Crown in 1925 while signed to St. Louis Cardinals. Hornsby had a batting average of .403, 39 home runs, and 143 RBI.
Heinie Zimmerman received the Triple Crown in 1912 during his career at Chicago Cubs. Heinie had made 14 home runs, 104 RBI, and had a batting average of .372.
Paul Hines is the first batter to receive the Triple Crown in the NL in 1878. He was playing for Providence Grays. He had a batting average of .374, 31 home runs, and 154 RBI.
Clayton Kershaw is the recent National League pitcher who achieved the Triple Crown in 2011. He got it during his Los Angles Dodgers career with a 21-5 win-loss, 248 strikeouts, and 2.28 ERA.
Jake Peavy got the achievement in 2007 during his San Diego Padres career with a 19-6 win-loss, 2.54 ERA, and 240 strikeouts.
Dwight Gooden got this prestigious award in 1985 during his career at New York Mets. Dwight had a 24-4 win-loss record, 1.53 ERA, and 268 strikeouts.
Steve Carlton received the achievement in 1972 during his Phillies career with a 27-10 win-loss, 1.97 ERA, and 310 strikeouts.
Sandy Koufax got the Triple Crown in 1966 during his Los Angeles Dodgers time. Sandy contributed a 27-9 win-loss record, 1.73 ERA, and 317 strikeouts.
Bucky Walters received the Triple Crown in 1939 while playing for Cincinnati Reds with a 27-11 win-loss, 2.29 ERA, and 137 strikeouts.
Dazzy Vance got the Triple Crown in 1924 during his Brooklyn Dodgers career with a 28-6 win-loss, 2.16 ERA, and 262 strikeouts.
Grover Alexander got the Triple Crown in 1920 when he was with Chicago Cubs with a 27-14 win-loss, 1.91 ERA, and 173 strikeouts.
Hippo Vaughn gained the achievement in 1918 during his Chicago Cubs career. Vaughn had a 22-10 win-loss record, 1.74 ERA, and 148 strikeouts.
Christy Mathewson got the achievement in 1908 during his New York Giants career. Christy contributed 37-11 win-loss record, 1.43 ERA, and 259 strikeouts.
Amos Rusie received the Triple Crown in 1894 playing for the New York Giants with a 36-13 win-loss, 2.78 ERA, and 195 strikeouts.
John Clarkson got the achievement in 1889 during his Boston Beaneaters career with a 49-19 win-loss, 284 strikeouts, and 2.73 ERA.
Tim Keefe got the achievement in 1888 during his New York Giants career with a 35-12 win-loss, 1.74 ERA, and 335 strikeouts.
Old Hoss Radbourn
Old Hoss Radbourn got the achievement in 1884 while playing for the Providence Grays with a 6-12 win-loss, 1.38 ERA, and 441 strikeouts.
Tommy Bond was the first pitcher to be bestowed with this prestigious achievement in 1877. He was playing for the Boston Beaneaters and made a 40-17 win-loss, 2.11 ERA, and 170 strikeouts record.